Alitalia Flight 404

Alitalia Flight 404Wednesday November 14, 1990
The aircraft continued to descend after intercepting the glide slope and hit high ground 6 miles from the airport. False indication of VHF NAV on unit No.1 in the aircraft. Possible misread altimeter by the pilot-in-command. Lack of GPWS warning in the cockpit. Crew was not aware of the possibility of incorrect indications in the NAV equipment in use. Non-compliance with basic procedural instructions during the approach. ATC did not observe the leaving of the cleared altitude of 4,000 ft.

Crash Details

DateWednesday November 14, 1990
LocationStadelberg, Switzerland
Passengers40
Crew6
Fatalities46
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
OperatorAlitalia
RegistrationI-ATJA
Flight OriginMilano
Flight Destination Zürich
Stadelberg, Switzerland
Alitalia
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
1990