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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Datum:Montag 2 August 1937
Zeit:ca 05:30
Flugzeugtyp:Savoia-Marchetti S.73
Fluggesellschaft:Ala Littoria
Kennzeichen: I-SUSA
Werknummer: 30014
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Wadi Halfa Airport (WHF) (   Sudan)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Asmara International Airport (ASM/HAAY), Eritrea
Flug nach:Wadi Halfa Airport (WHF/HSSW), Sudan
The aircraft was flying from Rome, Italy to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia via Cairo, Wadi Halfa and Asmara. During the night time approach to Wadi Halfa for unknown reasons the crew carried out a missed approach. The aircraft then stalled and crashed short of the runway. All six passengers and three crew died in the crash.

» Early Aviation Disasters / D. Gero, 2011


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Asmara International Airport to Wadi Halfa Airport as the crow flies is 1061 km (663 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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