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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20511
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:01-JUN-2008
Time:17:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic S64 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-64F (CH-54B)
Owner/operator:Erickson Air-Crane
Registration: N163AC
MSN: 64-093
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Lago Piccolo di Avigliana, Torino -   Italy
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Aeritalia Airport, Torino
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Was replenishing the water tank via sea-snorkel in poor visibility conditions (during a fire suppressing demonstration flight,) and crashed into the lake.
As of 6/5/08, recovery operations were underway to return the aircraft to the primary maintenance/overhaul/manufacturing facility in Oregon.
Ex CH-54B Tarhe/70-18485/US Army and named "Helitanker 738".

Sources:

1. http://www.ansv.it/It/Detail.asp?ID=993
2. http://www3.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20080606X00801&key=1


Images:

Photo of N163AC courtesy AirHistory.net


Albenga (LIMG / ALL)
2 May 2008; (c) Peter de Jong

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jun-2008 11:34 harro Added
05-Jun-2008 23:27 Alpinwolf Updated
07-Jun-2008 10:42 Fusko Updated
25-Dec-2009 09:32 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
19-Mar-2011 10:14 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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