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Accident description
Last updated: 28 June 2016
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 24 September 2010
Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-132
Registration: EI-EDM
C/n / msn: 2424
First flight: 2005-03-04 (5 years 7 months)
Total airframe hrs:15763
Engines: 2 IAE V2524-A5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 124
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 129
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Palermo-Punta Raisi Airport (PMO) (   Italy)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italy
Destination airport:Palermo-Punta Raisi Airport (PMO/LICJ), Italy
Flightnumber: 243
An Airbus A319, registered EI-EDM, suffered substantial damage in a landing accident at Palermo-Punta Raisi Airport (PMO), Italy. Some 34 passengers suffered minor injuries.
Flight IV243 departed Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) at 19:24 on a domestic service to Palermo on the island of Sicily. The flight crew performed a "VOR-Z RWY 07" approach to runway 07.
The aircraft impacted the ground 367 meters before the runway 07 threshold and, after hitting the runway 25 localizer antenna, slid for about 850 meters before stopping on the left side of the runway just after the intersection with runway 02/20.


METAR Weather report:
17:50 UTC / 19:50 local time:
LICJ 241750Z 06014KT 4000 TSRA FEW018CB SCT022 BKN030 20/18 Q1001 WS RWY 20 RMK VIS MIN 4000=
Wind 060 degrees at 14 knots; Visibility 4000m; Thunderstorm with rain and wind shear; Clouds: broken clouds at 3,000 ft.,scattered clouds at 2,200 ft, few clouds with cumulonimbus 1,800 ft; Temperature: 20░C, dew point 18░C; 1001 hPa; Wind shear runway 20

18:20 UTC / 20:20 local time:
LICJ 241820Z 07006KT 4000 TSRA FEW018CB SCT022 BKN030 20/18 Q1000=

18:50 UTC / 20:50 local time:
LICJ 241850Z 18010KT 4000 TSRA FEW018CB SCT020 BKN028 20/18 Q1001 RMK VIS MIN 4000=

19:20 UTC / 21:20 local time:
LICJ 241920Z 19015KT 9999 SCT022 BKN030 21/18 Q1001=

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Agenzia Nazionale per la Sicurezza del Volo (ANSV) - Italy
report status: Final
report number: Final report
report released:28 November 2014
duration of investigation: 4 years and 2 months
download report: Final report


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Distance from Roma-Fiumicino Airport to Palermo-Punta Raisi Airport as the crow flies is 407 km (254 miles).

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