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Last updated: 6 September 2019
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Date:31-JUL-2015
Time:13:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Elitellina srl
Registration: I-CMCM
C/n / msn: 4210
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Alpe Zocca, Val Masino (Sondrio) -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Passo Marinelli di Lanzada
Destination airport:Val Codera di Novate
Investigating agency: ANSV
Narrative:
A helicopter of Elitellina disappeared near Valtellina near Sondrio. It took off today at 13.15 local time from the refuge Marinelli-Bombardieri, at 2,813 meters of altitude, in Valmalenco, but never arrived at its destination in Val Codera. Wreckage of the helicopter was discovered two days later on Alpe Zocca, no one survived.

A mountain retreat's manager has reported that visibility was poor on the crash site, that day.
BEA says: helicopter crashed against mountain peak obscured by clouds. A systematic investigation as a CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain) is being carried out.

Sources:

https://milano.corriere.it/notizie/cronaca/15_luglio_31/elicottero-non-rientra-rifugio-scattano-ricerche-valtellina-757c0524-37a3-11e5-88ac-a32ff5fc69d6.shtml
http://www.ansa.it/lombardia/notizie/2015/07/31/elicottero-non-rientrato-ricerche_fd2ccca8-d65e-403b-a759-89d27b9d6c62.html
http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2015/2015.semaine.32.pdf

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: ANSV
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Aug-2015 18:15 MKAP Added
01-Aug-2015 18:16 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Aug-2015 15:19 hypocampo Updated [Registration, Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
02-Aug-2015 15:22 astazou Updated [Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Damage, Narrative]
03-Aug-2015 08:12 astazou Updated [Cn, Operator, Location]
06-Aug-2015 11:03 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
12-Aug-2015 14:23 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Aug-2015 20:30 Events observer Updated [Narrative]
21-Dec-2015 13:10 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]

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