Museum for the Memory of Ustica
Museum for the Memory of Ustica. Passengers: 77;.Crew: 4; Fatalities: 81; Survivors: 0; Injuries: 0. Museo per la Memoria di Ustica. Bologna, 27/06/2007. Allestimento ed inaugurazione Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870, also known in the Italian media as the Ustica Massacre ("Strage di Ustica"), was an Italian flight that suffered an in-flight explosion while in route from Bologna to Palermo, Italy.
Aircraft type McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15
Operator Aerolinee Itavia
Tail number I-TIGI
In Bologna on June 27, 2007 the Museum for the Memory of Ustica was opened. The museum is in possession of parts of the plane, which are assembled and on display. Almost all of the external fuselage of the plane was reconstructed. In the museum there are also objects belonging to those on board that were found in the sea near the plane. Christian Boltanski was commissioned to produce a site specific installation. The installation consists of:
81 pulsing lamp hanging over the plane
81 black mirrors
81 loudspeakers (behind the mirrors)
Each loudspeaker describes a simple thought/worry.
All the objects found are contained in a wooden box covered with a black plastic skin. A small book with the photos of all objects and various information is available to the visitor upon request.