Lunedì, 22 Ottobre 2018

Alitalia probed for defrauding passengers after runway skid


Rome, February 6 - Prosecutors on Wednesday opened
an commercial fraud investigation into Italian airliner Alitalia
over a plane that skidded off a Rome runway while making a
landing and injuring three passengers over the weekend.
The flight was operated by Romanian partner carrier
Carpatair, which the same prosecutors have been investigating
since the incident Saturday.
The Italian airliner is accused of deceiving customers by
selling tickets marked Alitalia which were in fact for a foreign
After the near disaster Saturday, a passenger told ANSA
that the plane touched down twice before the landing gear bent
out of shape and the aircraft ended up off the runway.
One of the three people hospitalized was said to have
non-life-threatening spinal injuries and the other two pelvic
In a statement on Saturday Alitalia said that "strong
winds" drove the plane off the runway.
Several incidents have raised questions about the Alitalia-
Carpatair partnership.
Last month a Carpatair flight from Ancona to Rome made an
emergency landing soon after take-off and in December a flight
from Pisa's airport was stopped on the runway before takeoff
when ground crew noticed it was dangerously leaking fuel as it
taxied in preparation for flight.

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