Accident Canadair CL-215-6B11 (CL-415) I-DPCX, Monday 23 July 2007
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Date:Monday 23 July 2007
Time:18:06
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Canadair CL-215-6B11 (CL-415)
Owner/operator:SOREM, lsf Dipartimento della Protezione Civile Italiana
Registration: I-DPCX
MSN: 2045
Year of manufacture:2000
Total airframe hrs:2742 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123AF
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Acciano -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Pescara-Liberi Airport (PSR/LIBP)
Destination airport:Pescara-Liberi Airport (PSR/LIBP)
Investigating agency: ANSV
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Crashed while fighting a forest fire in the Sirente Velino regional park.

CAUSES
Even if it was not possible to define with certainty why the aircraft impacted against the ground, it is nevertheless considered reasonable that the impact occurred as a result of improper management of the manoeuvre by the crew, the result of an inadequate assessment by the crew of the flight altitude with respect to the top of the hill and the critical environmental conditions, characterized by the presence of strong turbulence, strong wind and visibility affected by the presence of smoke (the cause of the accident would therefore be substantially due to human and environmental factors).

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: ANSV
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 years and 12 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

ANSV

Location

Images:


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Pratica di Mare AB (/LIRE); November 2000


photo (c) corinasdavide; Lago del Turano; 01 May 2007; (CC:by)

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