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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227084
Last updated: 11 November 2020
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Time:12:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N Skyhawk II
Registration: I-DAFE
C/n / msn: 17272647
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Albuzzano (PV) -   Italy
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Venezia/S.Nicoḷ Airport (LIPV)
Destination airport:Biella-Cerrione Airport (LILE)
Investigating agency: ANSV
Forced landing due to engine failure in a rice field and came to rest inverted. Engine failure has been caused by a cylinder valve being sucked inside, damaging piston and forcing engine to stop functioning.

The accident, which ended with an emergency landing on an marshy ground, has been triggered by the engine stopping in flight, caused by the fall of the exhaust valve of cylinder number 2 inside the relevant combustion chamber. However, the safety investigation was not able to determine, with incontrovertible certainty, what determined the aforementioned breakage, because of the damage produced inside the engine before its final shutdown.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ANSV
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report


Day after the accident

Revision history:

13-Jul-2019 06:23 gianniprof Added
13-Jul-2019 06:24 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Damage, Narrative]
13-Jul-2019 06:36 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Damage]
12-Nov-2019 07:11 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Photo]
11-Nov-2020 18:35 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report]

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