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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 30 July 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-215-1A10
Operating for:SISAM - Società Italiana Servizi Aerei Mediterranei
Leased from:Corpo Forestale dello Stato - CFS
Registration: I-CFSU
MSN: 1074 
First flight: 1985
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-83AM
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lago Fanaco (   Italy)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Palermo (unknown airport), Italy
The CL-215 touched down hard on a lake in an attempt to scoop water to fight a forest fire. The hull ruptured, causing the plane to sink.

Runway mishap



photo of Canadair-CL-215-I-CFSU
accident date: 30-07-1996
type: Canadair CL-215
registration: I-CFSU
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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