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Accident List- Italy

 

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DATE SQN AIRCRAFT FATALITIES LOCATION COMMENTS
11-Jan-51 86 S2-C5Helldiver 1 Grottaglie (Taranto) Crashed on ground during cruise phase for low speed. Aircraft number 265.
23-Jun-51 86 S2-C5Helldiver 1 Palermo Crashed in water during night training, near Capo Gallo. Aircraft no. 80032.
4-Feb-52 86 S2-C5Helldiver 1 South Manduria. (Taranto) Crashed on ground after emergency landing. Aircraft no. 80027.
28-Jun-52 86 S2-C5Helldiver 1 Siracusa Crashed on ground for unknown reasons. Aircraft number 80018.
23-Jun-54 86 S2-C5Helldiver 2 Borghetto S. Spirito. (Savona) Crashed on ground during cruise phase for low speed. Aircraft number 4683.
19-Jul-54 87 PV-2 Harpoon 7 Punta Stilo. (Catanzaro) Ditching-engine failure. Aircraft number 80059.
6-Nov-54 87 PV-2 Harpoon 4 Catania Aircraft 80061 in mid-air collision with PV-2 80065 of 87 Sqn.
6-Nov-54 87 PV-2 Harpoon 5 Catania Aircraft 80065 in mid-air collision with PV-2 80061 of 87 Sqn.
10-Feb-56 86 S2-C5Helldiver 2 Taranto Gulf Crashed in water during night training.Aircraft number 80035
10-Aug-56 87 PV-2 Harpoon 5 Catania Aircraft 80058 crashed after engine failure on take-off.
28-Sep-57 87 PV-2 Harpoon 4 Tivoli (Roma) Aircraft 80060 crashed after engine failure on take-off.
31-Mar-58 86 S2-C5Helldiver 1 Battipaglia (Salerno) Ground impact after emergency landing for engine failure. Aircraft number 4689.
11-Sep-60 86 S2F-1 Tracker 2 Mombello Di Laveno. (Lago Maggiore) Crashed in water. Aircraft number 136557.
27-Apr-61 86 S2F-1 Tracker 3 Augusta Bay. (Siracusa) Aircraft 144697 crashed in water during training for engine failure.
5-Feb-62 86 S2F-1 Tracker 3 20 nm SW Ischia. (NA) Aircraft 148296 crashed in water during training for engine failure.
10-Apr-64 87 S2A Tracker 2 Valguarnera(Enna) Aircraft 144703S ground impact during night flight.
24-Sep-65 86 S2A Tracker 2 Capri (Napoli) Aircraft 136742 crashed in water during training.
11-May-67 87 S2F Tracker 2 20 nm east of Catania Aircraft 133188 crashed in water during training.
1-Apr-69 87 S2F Tracker 2 SW Siracusa Bay Aircraft 133073 crashed in water during training.
21-Sep-71 87 S2F Tracker 3 Sigonella Aircraft 133100 engine fire during take off.
11-Jul-73 87 S2F Tracker 1 Gelso Bianco-Misterbianco Aircraft 148302 engine failure on base turn for landing.
23-Mar-76 87 S2F Tracker 4 Camaldoli (Napoli) Aircraft 144711 ground impact during an IMC approach.

 

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