Incident Agusta A109A Hirundo I-GEDI,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178120
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Date:Saturday 2 March 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic A109 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Agusta A109A Hirundo
Owner/operator:Elitrans ApA
Registration: I-GEDI
MSN: 7136
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Capena, Rome -   Italy
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Urbe Airport, Rome (LIRU)
Destination airport:Torrita Tiberina, Lazio
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The helicopter was conducting aerial shots on behalf Nissan Motors Italia for a commercial. However, on the final fly past, the helicopter began to yaw to the right. Control was not regained, the helicopter lost height and crashed. The loss of control followed a failure of the tail rotor drive shaft

Helicopter impacted ground violently and rolled to the side. It was totally destroyed, fortunately the five occupants (pilot and four passengers) were only slightly injured or unharmed.



Revision history:

29-Jul-2015 12:04 astazou Added
09-Jul-2016 20:36 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
09-Jul-2016 20:38 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]

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