Massacre over the Mediterranean is the seventh episode of the thirteenth season of Air Crash Investigation (Mayday). The episode aired on 20 January 2014. The episode covers the uncertainty cause of the crash of Itavia flight 870.

Plot Edit

On 27 June 1980, Itavia Flight 870 crashes into the Tyrrhenian Sea near the island of Ustica, Italy. All 81 people on board are killed. The top Italian criminal court eventually ruled on 23 January 2013 that a missile strike brought down the aircraft, but controversy remains; some experts dispute this conclusion, arguing that an on-board bomb in the rear toilet was the cause. No definitive accident report was published on the crash.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the second episode in season 13 that covers a DC-9 accident, the first being Speed Trap.
  • The episode often mistaken to be the sixth or ninth episode of the season under unknown circumstances, tho it can be presumed that it is due it's airing date, witch of the time; the thirteenth season didn't air episodes in the same order as the episode's numbers.