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Last updated: 24 June 2017
Fecha:viernes 12 noviembre 1999
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Operado por:United Nations - UN
Registración: F-OHFV
Numéro de série: 012
Año de Construcción: 1986-04-14 (13 years 7 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:24930
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW121
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 21 / Ocupantes: 21
Total:Fatalidades: 24 / Ocupantes: 24
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:18 km (11.3 milles) NE of Mitrovica (   Kosovo)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Pristina Airport (PRN/LYPR), Kosovo
Número de Vuelo:3275
The aircraft, owned by Si Fly but operating on behalf of the UN, World Food Program, departed Rome at 09:11 for Pristina, Kosovo.
The plane was at an altitude of 1400 meters and turning left with a 30deg bank when it was crashed into a hill (30% slope), 15 meters below the summit.
The weather conditions with Pristina were 5 000 meters horizontal visibility, a sky covered with 700 meters and a compact layer of clouds to 920 meters.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The collision of Flight KSV 3275 with high ground was due :
- to teamwork which lacked procedural discipline and vigilance during maneuvers in a mountainous region with poor visibility.
- to the aircraft being kept on its track and then forgotten by a military controller unused to the mountainous environment of the aerodrome and to preventing
the risk of collisions with high ground, within the framework of the radar service he was providing.
- to the operator's critical situation as a new company highly dependant on the lease contract, favoring a failure to respect procedures.
- to the opening of the aerodrome to civil traffic without an advance evaluation of the operating conditions or of the conditions for distribution of aeronautical

The following factors contributed to the accident :

- crew fatigue, favoring a lowering of vigilance.
- undertaking the flight with an unserviceable or disconnected GPWS.

Accident investigation:
investigating agency: Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA) - France
status: Final
number: BEA F-FV991112a
download report: Report on the accident on 12 November 1999 North of Pristina (Kosovo) to the ATR 42-300 registered F-OHFV operated by SI (BEA F-FV991112a)

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Distance from Roma-Ciampino Airport to Pristina Airport as the crow flies is 696 km (435 miles).

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