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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 15 January 1941
Type:Savoia-Marchetti SM-75C
Operator:Linee Aeree Transcontinentali Italiane - LATI
Registration: I-BAYR
MSN: 32013
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Fernando de Noronha, PE (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Natal Airport, RN (NAT/SBNT), Brazil
Destination airport:Sal-Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID/GVAC), Cape Verde
A Savoia-Marchetti SM-75 was crossing the Atlantic Ocean between Natal, Brazil and Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde, when the no. 2, centre engine lost power.
The pilot was forced to ditch the plane in the Atlantic Ocean after having thrown all cargo off the airplane.
Two passengers and eight crew members were on board.

Conflicting sources say the airplane was heading for Cape Verde or Dakar, Senegal.


» Dimensione Cielo Ed. Bizzarri Roma, Vol 8 pag. 61
» The Putnam Aeronautical Review, Issue 8, Dec. 1990


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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 Natal Airport, RN to Sal-Amilcar Cabral International Airport as the crow flies is 2846 km (1779 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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