August 6, 2005

Tunisair plane lands in sea off Sicily- officials

ROME (Reuters) - A Tunisair aircraft with 35 passengers on
board made an emergency landing in the sea off Sicily on
Saturday, Italian emergency services said.

Two passengers were seen on the wings of the plane, an ATR
42, after it had landed on the water, police and fire brigade
officials said. The officials added that a rescue attempt was
getting under way.

The charter plane was flying from Bari, Italy, to Djerba,
Tunisia, police said.

ATR aircraft are made by Avions de Transport Regional,
based in France, and can carry up to 50 passengers.