Date & Time: May 4, 1919 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Caproni Ca.33
Operator:
Registration:
11495
Flight Type:
Government
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Udine - Bratislava
Country:
Slovakia
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Campoformido Airport, in Udine, for an official but secret flight to Bratislava, Slovakia. On approach to Ivanka Airport, while flying at an altitude between 50 and 80 meters, aircraft banked left, nosed down and crashed in flames in Vajnory, some 4 km north of the airfield. All four occupants were killed.
Crew:
Lt Giotto Mancinelli-Scotti, pilot
Sgt Umberto Merlini, pilot
Gabriele Aggiusti, radionavigator.
Passenger:
General Milan Rastislav Štefánik.
The international airport of Bratislava will be later renamed Bratislava-Ivanka-Milan Rastislav Štefánik.