RAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6 Posted (5 years 2 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2438 times:
Just I'm reading a book wrote by Peter Robb. The name of the book is Midnight in Sicily.
I read about an air accident caused by a missile in a plane covering the Genoa - Palermo route with 89 passengers on board. If I'm not wrong, the air accident was in the 80's but I'm unable to find more information.
Could anyone help me referring some comments about it?
Thanks in advance,
El dia que los gilipollas vuelen, no podremos ver la luz del sol!
I've nothing heard of before either, but it seems that an Itavia Douglas DC-9 with 81 people onboard exploded midair on a flight from Bologna to Palermo (not exactly to what you mentioned), on 20 June 1980. The cause was never discovered, though some theories speculate on a possible shoot-down by NATO fighter jets, with other speaking of a bomb planted onboard. Hope this helps.
edit: The aircraft involved was I-TIGI, here a picture from 1979:
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13367 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2276 times:
I have forgotten about this tragedy. It is good that it has not been forgotten by the Italian people and the remains of the aircraft involved is available, much like as to TWA800, another air tragedy with rumors of missles involved.
It would not be improbable that the NATO forces would be involved with an assination attempt on Qudaffi as he had been a seen as a sponsor of or a supplier for a number of terror events including the IRA for a number of years by that point. He had also been a sponsor of the oil embargos in the 1979-1980 period that had raised oil prices to the rest of the world to levels that would rival, with inflation since that time, the high prices of oil in 2007-2008. That means that many in NATO had a lot to hide for obious political reasons then and even today as Qudaffi is still alive and the world still needs his oil.
Is it possible to have a really independent and honest investigaton of this tragedy after so much time ?