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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33009
Last updated: 26 September 2017
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Date:23-JAN-1983
Time:11:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350B Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Eli Alpi Srl
Registration: I-REMY
C/n / msn: 1293
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Epinel di Cogne, Aosta -   Italy
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Epinel
Destination airport:Aosta
Narrative:
During a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Sortie), as the helicopter took, off after rescuing skier Liliana Ambrose, 27, who had suffered a fracture of the femur, the helicopter skids were caught up on a farm cableway. Despite the attempt by the pilot Antonio Orazi, 39, a former Air Force pilot Lightweight Army with assets of more than 3800 hours of flight, the helicopter was lost. Because of the backlash, the tail engine disintegrated, and the aircraft went into autorotation.

All four on board killed - the aforementioned pilot, and rescued skier, the mechanic on board Barutti Renzo, 35, and the Medical orderly Silvio Stefenelli, 38.

Sources:

http://www.dgualdo.it/italy-reg-r.htm
http://www.118italia.net/articoli/news/incidenti_eliambulanze.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
18-Oct-2010 13:30 151.5.90.140 Updated [Time, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage]
02-Nov-2010 07:52 151.5.72.207 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Narrative]
02-Nov-2010 08:45 151.5.72.207 Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
29-Nov-2010 06:58 151.5.109.100 Updated [Narrative]
07-Feb-2012 13:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]

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