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04/05/1949 Plane carrying the Torino football team crashes


A City Mourns (1949)


Torino A.C: The Superga Air Disaster

The Superga air disaster occurred in 1949 when a Fiat G.212 of Avio Linee Italiane, carrying the entire Torino football team which was popularly known as the Grande Torino, crashed into a retaining wall at the back of the Basilica of Superga.Thirty-one people died; there were no survivors.
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    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • Crash 

    • Victims 

    • Aftermath 

    • Bibliography