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

Date & Time: Jun 11, 2016 at 1245 LT
Operator:
Registration:
S5-CMB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Marina di Cecina - Marina di Cecina
MSN:
932
YOM:
2000
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft, owned by Skydive Toscana (aka Skydive Kalifornia) was involved in a local skydiving flight in Marina di Cecina Airfield. When the appropriate altitude was reached, six of the seven skydivers bailed out. When the seventh skydiver elected to jump, his parachute opened prematurely and was trapped on the tail of the Porter. The crew lost control of the aircraft that dove into the ground and crashed in a field. During the descent, the skydiver was able to activate his emergency parachute and was later found uninjured. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Pisa: 5 killed

Date & Time: Nov 23, 2009 at 1410 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
MM62176
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Pisa - Pisa
MSN:
5497
YOM:
2000
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from Pisa-Galilei airport, on a training flight. All five crew were killed.

Crash of a Canadair CL-415 in Forte dei Marmi: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 18, 2005 at 1805 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
I-DPCK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Rome - Rome
MSN:
2051
YOM:
2001
Flight number:
Tanker 22
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
2000
Captain / Total hours on type:
1500.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2000
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1232
Aircraft flight hours:
1733
Circumstances:
The crew departed Rome-Ciampino Airport in the afternoon on a fire fighting mission in Forte dei Marmi, north of Pisa. Following two successful missions, the crew was attacking the fire in hilly terrain and low altitude when the aircraft collided with power cables. A fire erupted on the right side of the aircraft and the crew lost control of the airplane that crashed in a residential area. Both pilots were killed while there were no injuries on the ground.
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of an in-flight collision with a power line because the crew adopted a wrong approach configuration to the fire area. The following contributing factors were identified:
- Poor decision making in attacking the fire, causing the crew to focus their attention on obstacles (pylons) of power line n°500, without considering the presence of the cable guard line n°550,
- The reduced visibility of obstacles resulting from the smoke of the forest,
- The inadequate reporting of electricity pylons and associated overhead lines,
- Non-activation of the required radio links, so the crew could not receive reports on the presence of obstacles,
- Short and discontinuous experience of the captain in that role, coming from the institution of the "PIC Frozen",
- The combination of to similar qualified pilots ("PIC Frozen") in the cockpit for the operation of a flight, one just rehabilitated to a high command function, the other still employed in the role of co-pilot: This condition could have a negative impact in terms of crew integration, obscuring decision making,
- The existence of criticality in corporate manuals used at the date of the accident,
- Reduced operational capacity of the crew in the last phase of flight, resulting from the strong heat of the fire under the left wing which penetrated the airplane through an opening created by the separation of a porthole.
Final Report:

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter off Forte dei Marmi: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 15, 2002 at 1550 LT
Operator:
Registration:
F-GLTP
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Massa - Massa
MSN:
691
YOM:
1969
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
1857
Captain / Total hours on type:
761.00
Aircraft flight hours:
8888
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Massa-Cinquale Aerodrome with 10 skydivers and one pilot on board. Once the altitude of 13,000 feet was reached, all 10 skydivers jumped. During the descent, the aircraft became unstable, entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in the sea about 50 metres off Forte dei Marmi. The aircraft was totally destroyed and the pilot was killed.
Probable cause:
The accident occurred due to a loss of control of the aircraft following the separation of the right wing, due to the structural failure produced at the sub-wing attack of the bracing section. In particular, in the light of what has been highlighted, it is believed that the accident was caused by a fatigue damage mechanism which, developed without being detected, significantly reducing the residual section of the right sub-alar attack of the trunk. This suddenly led to the structural failure of the right wing and the consequent loss of control of the aircraft that crashed in the sea.
Final Report:

Crash of an ATR42-512 in Florence: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 30, 1997 at 1110 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-GPYE
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nice - Florence
MSN:
492
YOM:
1996
Flight number:
FU701
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
10000
Copilot / Total flying hours:
10000
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport on a regular schedule service to Florence, carrying 14 passengers and three crew members. On approach to Florence-Peretola Airport runway 23, the aircraft' speed was too high and after touchdown, it bounced several times and landed firmly 350 metres from the runway end. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, it overran, went through fences and eventually collided with an embankment and came to rest on the emergency lane of the motorway Florence - Pisa. The aircraft broke in two and the cockpit was destroyed on impact. All 15 people seating in the main cabin (14 passengers and the stewardess) were evacuated with minor injuries while both pilots were seriously injured. Two days later, one of them died from his injuries.
Probable cause:
The following findings were identified:
- Weather conditions were considered as good with light wind,
- The pilot acting as captain was flying on this route for the first time and this was also his first landing at Peretola Airport,
- Florence-Peretola Airport runway 23 is 1,650 metres long but has a displaced threshold, so the landing distance available is 1,030 metres only,
- The copilot was the pilot-in-command at the time of the accident. He was also a captain and could operate as an instructor,
- The approach configuration was incorrect since the aircraft's touchdown speed was 30 knots above the speed prescribed in the flight manuals,
- Failure of the crew to initiate a go-around procedure while the landing manoeuvre was obviously missed.

Crash of an Aeritalia G.222 in Pisa

Date & Time: May 31, 1996
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
MM62108
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
4013
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
For unknown reasons, the aircraft landed on its belly, slid for few dozen metres then lost a wing and came to rest. all four crew members escaped uninjured.

Crash of an Aeritalia G.222TCM near Prato: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 8, 1992
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
MM62116
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Pisa - Bologna
MSN:
4022
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a training flight from Pisa to Bologna. In unknown circumstances, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Javello located 10 km north of Prato. All three crew members were killed.
Crew:
Maj Carlo Stoppani,
Lt Paolo Dutto,
Mar Cesare Nieri.