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Last updated: 20 October 2019
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Date:Friday 11 August 1933
Time:ca 19:00
Type:Dornier Do R4 Superwal
Operator:Società Anonima Navigazione Aerea - SANA
Registration: I-RATA
C/n / msn: 145
First flight: 1928
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) off Valencia (   Spain)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed at sea near Playa de Pinedo. The flying boat operated on a flight from Lisbon, Portugal to Barcelona, Spain.
One of the injured was the Chief of staff of the Italian Air Force General Julio Valle. General Valle was flying ahead of General Italo Balbo who was on the last leg of his round-trip to the US with 24 seaplanes.

Sources:
» ABC
» De Sumatra Post 14-08-1933


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