Monday, October 26, 2009
The Savoia Marchetti S.65 floatplane, designed by Alessandro Marchetti in 1929, was a powerful but highly problematic aircraft. A pure racer, built to win the Schneider Trophy, it haven't seen the competition at all. On January 18, 1930, Tommaso Dal Molin, one of the most distinguished Italian aviators, was killed testing the plane at Lago di Garda. The S.65 has been severely damaged - and never restored.