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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138027
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Date:17-AUG-2011
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Corpo Forestale dello Stato
Registration: I-LASF
C/n / msn: 4502
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Pizzo Corvo - Roccella Valdemone (Messina) -   Italy
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Randazzo (Catania)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft has lost suddenly altitude after having poured the water on the flames, probably for a mechanical failure. The pilot, showing great promptness, has closed the fuel valve, so the aircraft don't caught fire at the impact.
ANSV has opened the safety investigation

Sources:

http://www.ansv.it/It/Detail.asp?ID=1467
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/NotiziaArchivio.aspx?art=114949&Edizione=12&A=20110818]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Aug-2011 12:10 Certosino Added
30-Sep-2016 16:35 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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