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Accident description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 28 January 1999
Time:21:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82)
Operator:Alitalia
Registration: I-DAVN
C/n / msn: 49435/1504
First flight: 1988
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 78
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 84
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) (   Italy)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Napoli Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italy
Destination airport:Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA/LICC), Italy
Narrative:
During the last 100 feet of the descent, MD-82 "Volterra" encountered windshear. The pilot advanced the throttles and tried to go around. The aircraft however continued to descend until it landed hard. The left main gear collapsed.

Classification:
Windshear/downdraft

Sources:
» Flight International 25-31.1.2000
» Gianpiero Meazza
» La Repubblica


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Distance from Napoli Airport to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport as the crow flies is 383 km (240 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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