I-ALFA was one of five (at least) Cant-22s operated by
Societa Italiana Servizi Aerei (SISA) in the
late 1920s / early 1930s.
All were named, this one being 'San
Sergio'. The airline flew this, plus
several other flying boat
types on routes from Rome to Malta, Tripoli, Genoa, Marseilles,
Palermo and Tunis, as
well as to several cities along the Dalmatia coast.
In August 1934 the airline
merged with Aero Expresso
Itialiana (AEI) to form the national airline Ala Littoria.
shot, via Valter
Battistoni, shows I-ALFA in the harbor of the Dalmatian city of Zadar
(in what is now
Croatia) probably in
the late 1920s. On 20 February 1936 the
aircraft hit the statue of S.Eufemia on
the top of the church
bell-tower at Rovigno (now Rovinj, Croatia) The
Captain and one passenger
died, whilst the other four crew members were