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Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter in Cremona: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 20, 2020 at 1000 LT
Operator:
Registration:
T7-SKY
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cremona - Cremona
MSN:
902
YOM:
1993
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Cremona-Migliaro Airport in the morning on a local skydiving flight, carrying eight skydivers and one pilot. After the assigned altitude was reached, seven skydivers successively jumped. When the last skydiver attempted to jump, an unexpected situation occurred, maybe he collided with the aircraft when he evacuated the cabin. Out of control, the aircraft entered a spin and crashed in a cornfield located in Livrasco, about 2 km north of Cremona Airfield. Both pilot and skydiver were killed.

Crash of a Boeing 737-476 in Bergamo

Date & Time: Aug 5, 2016 at 0407 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HA-FAX
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Paris-Roissy-CDG - Bergamo
MSN:
24437/2162
YOM:
1991
Flight number:
QY7332
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew left Paris-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport at 0254LT on a cargo flight to Bergamo on behalf of DHL Airways. Upon arrival, weather conditions were poor with thunderstorm activity, rain falls and wind. After landing on runway 28, the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran and went through the perimeter fence. It then cross a highway, lost its undercarriage and slid for 520 meters before coming to rest on a second road. While both crew members were unhurt, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It is believed that the crew landed long, with a touchdown point between 1,900 and 2,400 meters past the runway threshold (runway 28 is 2,934 meters long). After landing, the crew apparently decided to go around but while decelerating, the aircraft was unable to takeoff, overran and came to rest.

Crash of a Let 410 in Bergamo: 3 killed

Date & Time: Oct 30, 2005 at 2205 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9A-BTA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bergame-Zagreb
MSN:
91 25 38
YOM:
1991
Flight number:
TDR729
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Aircraft flight hours:
7185
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was performing a cargo flight from Bergamo-Orio al Serio airport to Zagreb, Croatia. Few seconds after takeoff at night, the aircraft crashed near the airport. All three occupants were killed. A thick fog reduced visibility to 200-300 metres at the time of the accident.

Crash of a Canadair CL-415-6B11 in Esine

Date & Time: Aug 16, 2003 at 1548 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
I-DPCN
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Verona - Verona
MSN:
2008
YOM:
1995
Flight number:
Tanker 9
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
15700
Captain / Total hours on type:
3500.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2200
Copilot / Total hours on type:
400
Aircraft flight hours:
1186
Circumstances:
The aircraft was dispatched over the region of Esine to fight a forest fire under call sign Tanker 9. The area under fire was located on the southern slope of the Val Camonica, about 8 NM northeast from Lake Iseo. While approaching the zone to be treated, the aircraft struck trees and crashed on the mountain slope. Both pilots were injured, one seriously, and the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
The cause of the accident is attributable to the human factor and can be identified in the impact of the aircraft against certain trees following the setting of an inadequate escape manoeuvre.
The following causal factors may have contributed to the dynamics of the accident:
- The crew's failure to strictly comply with the Operator's Manual of Operations, which provided that the route of attack and escape should not be made uphill, unless there were very limited differences in level that could be overcome without power fluctuations,
- The failure to carry out, as a precautionary measure, since the trajectory of the attack route has changed (from descending to ascending), a new reconnaissance with subsequent briefing by the crew, in order to properly assess the different perspective of all the elements of interest (orography, escape route, etc..), even if the Operating Manual provided for a new reconnaissance by the crew with a subsequent briefing only in the case of a different target, even within the same fire, not even if the target had remained unchanged, but had changed the trajectory of the attack,
- The attack to the fire in unstabilized conditions, therefore not in line with what is previewed from the operating manual, even if the Operating Manual provided for a new reconnaissance by the crew with a subsequent briefing only in the case of a different target, even within the same fire, not even if the target had remained unchanged, but had changed the trajectory of the attack,
- The attack to the fire in not stabilized conditions, therefore not in line with what is previewed from the operating manual;
- The existence of communication problems within the cockpit, deriving from the fact that there was no information flow between the co-pilot (depositary of the information necessary for the assumption of the most appropriate operational decisions) and the commander, responsible for the final decisions; in this regard, it should be noted that radio communications with the DOCFS were made by the co-pilot in Italian, as the latter was not known by the commander, of Canadian nationality,
- The significant difference in experience and age between the two crew members, with possible negative effects in terms of crew coordination,
- The presence of critical points in the operating manuals, partly eliminated after the accident,
- The presence of locally significant turbulence.
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