Date & Time: Jan 17, 1941 at 0330 LT
Type of aircraft:
Savoia-Marchetti SM.75
Operator:
Registration:
I-LUME
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Catania – Rome
MSN:
32032
YOM:
1939
Country:
Italy
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Some thirty minutes after take off from Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, the right engine fired, forcing the crew to return to his departure point. On landing, the three engine aircraft went out of control and collided with two Junkers JU.88. Several explosions occurred and the SM.75C was destroyed by fire. All 17 occupants were able to leave the cabin safely.
Probable cause:
Engine fire.