Date & Time: Aug 6, 1991 at 1455 LT
Type of aircraft:
Genoa - Genoa
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was engaged in a fire fighting mission in the Piana Crixia Regional Park, Liguria. After the load of water was dropped, the crew lost control of the airplane that crashed on a mountain slope located near San Massimo, about 29 km northwest of Savona. The aircraft was destroyed and both pilots were killed.
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined with certainty as investigations were hampered because the aircraft was not equipped with a CVR. At the time of the accident, the copilot was the pilot-in-command and was under training in order to be promoted as captain.