Date: January 14, 1954
Time: 1150
Location: Rome, Italy
Operator: Philippine Air Lines
Flight #: ?
Route: Beirut, Lebanon - Rome, Italy
AC Type: Douglas DC-6
Registration: PI-C294
cn / ln: 42903/150
Aboard: 16   (passengers:9  crew:7)
Fatalities: 16   (passengers:9  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: While descending to make an IFR landing the aircraft went into a steep dive and crashed. There was a possibility of both right engines being on fire. There was turbulence in the area.. The aircraft possibly lost a wing during a pull out from the steep dive.

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