As It Happened

As It Happened

The Ustica Conspiracy
SBS  |  September 30, 2011

On June 27, 1980, off the Italian island of Ustica, a passenger plane crashed into the sea with the loss of 81 lives. Was it an assassination, an explosion or just a technical fault. The incident became the subject of a controversial inquiry and gave rise to a long list of conspiracy theories that have been rumbling now for three decades - including that it was a concealed assassination attempt on the Libyan leader, Colonel Gaddafi.

On June 27, 1980, off the Italian island of Ustica, a passenger plane crashed into the sea with the loss of 81 lives. Was it an assassination, an explosion or just a technical fault. The incident became the subject of a controversial inquiry and gave rise to a long list of conspiracy theories that have been rumbling now for three decades - including that it was a concealed assassination attempt on the Libyan leader, Colonel Gaddafi.

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