Accident Agusta A109A Hirundo I-AGUX,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33465
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Date:Friday 7 November 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic A109 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Agusta A109A Hirundo
Owner/operator:Agusta SpA
Registration: I-AGUX
MSN: 7102
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Monte Canne, Isola del Cantone -   Italy
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Rome
Destination airport:Cascina Costa
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed into mountain in fog; CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain). All three person on board (pilot and two passengers) were killed. According to a rough translation from Italian into English of a contemporary newspaper report (link #1 below):

"A helicopter 'Agusta A109A Hirundo crashed in the afternoon of today, into the slopes of Mount Canne, on the border between the provinces of Genoa and Alessandria. The three persons were on board were killed. Their bodies were found after several hours by the police. They were named as Commander Roteilo Ajello, 40 years from Gallarale, test pilot for over three years, Mechanic Marco Cenoni, 37, a resident of Somarate, who has been with Agusta since 1963, and Robert Lafouatte, 35, resident of Vlllacoublay, France.

The helicopter, which was making a transfer flight from Rome to Cascina Cotta, flew into the Mountain side. At the time of the Accident in the area there was a dense fog."


L'Unitá 8.11.1975, p6

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
27-Jan-2010 10:13 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
18-Aug-2010 02:50 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Damage]
26-Mar-2013 16:29 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2013 16:32 TB Updated [Source]
26-Mar-2013 16:33 TB Updated [Source]
10-Jul-2016 17:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jul-2016 17:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
10-Jul-2016 17:52 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
10-Jul-2016 17:56 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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