Narrative:Flight AZ 1553, operated by Minerva Airlines, departed Cagliari, Italy for a 1 hour and 25 minute flight to Genoa. The aircraft approached Genoa's runway 29 in 15-18 knot winds. It is reported that the Dornier landed long with a tailwind component. The airplane failed to stop on the remaining runway and ran into the sea at the end of the 9925 feet long runway. The fuselage of the plane submerged.
|Date:||Thursday 25 February 1999|
|Leased from:||Minerva Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 3054|
|First flight:|| 1995|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW119B|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 27|
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 31 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Genoa-Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA) (Italy)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Cagliari-Elmas Airport (CAG/LIEE), Italy|
|Destination airport:||Genoa-Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA/LIMJ), Italy|
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Cagliari-Elmas Airport to Genoa-Cristoforo Colombo Airport as the crow flies is 570 km (356 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.