Accident Agusta A109A Mk II I-DPCA, Thursday 5 January 2006
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Date:Thursday 5 January 2006
Time:11:25 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A109 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Agusta A109A Mk II
Owner/operator:Compagnia Aeronautica Italiana
Registration: I-DPCA
MSN: 7322
Year of manufacture:1986
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Prato di Camposecco, Roma -   Italy
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: ANSV
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The helicopter engaged in training activities, while performing a ground approach maneuver in a snowy area, impacted heavily on the surface, overturning on its right side.

The cause of the event is to be found in an incorrect approach maneuver performed by the pilot at the controls, which was characterized by an incorrect assessment of the height above the ground. Most likely, the particularity of the area chosen for the approach, characterized by light/reverberation variations due to the presence of fresh snow, contributed to this incorrect assessment.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ANSV
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


AVIONEWS - WAPA; Article dated 08/08/2008: Ansv: sette relazioni di inchiesta su altrettanti incidenti. Roma, Italia - Occorsi ad aerei ed elicotteri presso aviosuperfici ed aeroporti negli anni scorsi

Revision history:

07-Oct-2010 07:18 pesce Added
04-Feb-2013 10:59 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Damage, Narrative]
13-Jun-2022 11:39 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Nature, Narrative]

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