Accident Agusta A109A Mk II I-EHCA,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 32648
 
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Date:Saturday 18 August 1990
Time:08:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A109 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Agusta A109A Mk II
Owner/operator:Elitos Helicopters SpA
Registration: I-EHCA
MSN: 7427
Year of manufacture:1988
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Monte Ventasso -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Ospedale Maggiore di Parma
Destination airport:Sologno, Villa Minozzo
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The helicopter was destroyed when it flew into the side of a mountain, at the 1,000 metre level, in poor visibility. The helicopter had departed its base in good weather but had encountered low cloud en route. At the time at the accident, the Agusta A109A was responding to a medical emergency and was en route from its base at the Ospedale Maggiore near Parma to Sologno to collect a man who had been critically injured in a hunting accident.

All four persons on board (pilot and three passengers/medical personnel) were killed. The accident was attributed to the pilot's apparent decision to attempt to continue under VFR in IMC.

Sources:

1. http://ricerca.repubblica.it/repubblica/archivio/repubblica/1990/08/19/precipita-ambulanza-dell-aria.html
2. http://www.ascendworldwide.com/download/Cust/WAAS167_Complete.pdf
3. http://www.dgualdo.it/regs8/iehca.htm
4. http://www.ccc.dgualdo.it/iehca/iehca-pad-001.htm

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
27-Jan-2013 12:49 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Damage, Narrative]
01-Jun-2013 18:20 TB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jun-2013 20:08 TB Updated [Location]
09-Jul-2016 20:14 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Feb-2020 21:00 TB Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]

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