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.
|Date:||Thursday 28 January 1999|
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas MD-82|
|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|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (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|
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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 Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.