A Tuninter ATR was en route from Bari, Italy to Djerba, Tunisia when the aircraft reportedly developed engine problems. At 15:24 the crew contacted Palermo for an emergency landing. They did not make it to Palermo and ditched in the sea around 15:40. Some 20 persons are said to have been rescued by coast guard vessels. Fourteen people have died and five are still missing.
Weather at the Palermo airport at 15:50 was reported as: LICJ 061350Z 32008KT 9999 FEW025 28/16 Q1013= (Wind 320 degrees at 8 kts, visibility >10km 0-2 oktas cloud at 2500ft, temperature 28deg C, dewpoint 16deg C, QNH 1013hPa)
14 Passengers are confirmed dead. 5 are still missing. The registration of the ATR-72 was TS-LBB.
May they rest in peace...