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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2258 times:
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Dear all,

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,

Gerard


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User currently offlineTobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 721 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

Are you referring to this accident?

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19800627-0

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:

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And after the accident, now on display at a Museum in Bologna:

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Tobias

[Edited 2010-02-13 03:42:39]

[Edited 2010-02-13 03:44:19]


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User currently offlinetk747 From Australia, joined Sep 2009, 341 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

How can this not have been solved yet? Any updated info?

User currently offlineEBGflyer From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1013 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

More on the accident here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerolinee_Itavia_Flight_870



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User currently offlinebeagleboys From Italy, joined Jun 2006, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

its one of the great mistery of italy... there where italian and libian secret services involved in this accident. I think that we will never know the truth about it.

Some info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerolinee_Itavia_Flight_870
the more detailed italian page:
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strage_di_Ustica



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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2121 times:
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Hi all,

thank you all for the information.

The main theme of the book that I'm reading is about Mafia and the murder of lawyers Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino.

Was someone famous / important on board the plane? Any person with strengthen ties against Cosa Nostra?

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13138 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2096 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 ?


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