Date & Time: Jan 15, 1941 at 1205 LT
Type of aircraft:
Savoia-Marchetti SM.75
Operator:
Registration:
I-BAYR
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Rio de Janeiro – Natal – Sal – Seville – Rome
MSN:
32013
YOM:
1938
Country:
World
Region:
World
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
4
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
6
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
The three engine aircraft left Natal at 0800LT bound for Sal with a crew of four, six passengers and the diplomatic mail. At 1125LT, while overflying the Atlantic Ocean, the crew informed ATC he encountered technical problems with the central engine that he shut down. At 1146LT, crew sent a mayday message and ten minutes later, he informed ATC that the situation on board was difficult. Less than ten minutes later, the aircraft went out of control and crashed into the sea. Important SAR operations were conducted on an area some 185 kilometers off the island of Fernando de Noronha. All operations were eventually suspended one week later, on January 22 as no trace of the aircraft nor the 10 occupants was found. The technical Director of LATI was among the occupants.
Crew:
Primo Ferioli, pilot,
Giuseppe Baratelli, pilot,
Oscar Pinelli, flight engineer,
Guido Fertonani, radio navigator.