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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176547
Last updated: 6 September 2019
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Date:31-MAY-2015
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-7
Owner/operator:QBR Team
Registration: I-AMEL
C/n / msn: 71846
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sea of Tortoreto, Alba Adriatica, Teramo, Abruzzo -   Italy
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Two aircraft were performing an aerobatics display along the coastline at Alba Adriatica, Italy, when they collided in mid-air. One aircraft, a Van's RV-8 I-LOVI, lost a wing and crashed into the sea, killing the pilot.
The pilot of the other aircraft, a Van's RV-7 I-AMEL, managed to make a forced landing on the shoreline, causing the airplane to flip upside down.

Sources:

https://www.si24.it/2015/05/31/alba-adriatica-scontro-tra-due-aerei-morto-pilota-marco-ricci-ferito-altro-pilota-video/93552//
https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=844_1433093078
http://thelastsigns.blogspot.com/2015/05/alba-adriaticaitaly-just-before.html
http://www.qbrteam.it
http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7932500


Images:

Photo of I-AMEL courtesy AirHistory.net


Brescia - Montichiari (LIPO / VBS)
24 April 2008; (c) Peter de Jong

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-May-2015 18:35 harro Added
31-May-2015 20:15 Geno Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
04-Jun-2015 15:02 Valter Updated [Location]
09-Jun-2015 08:22 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Operator]
21-Oct-2016 05:51 junior sjc Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2018 08:38 junior sjc Updated [Operator]

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