All posts tagged A109S


Thanks to Graeme LOVELL for his contribution in order to realize this Photo Report Page with full coverage of the helicopters present at CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2020. Cheltenham Race Course, UK, February 2020.


Thanks to Salvatore MICHELINI for this image of the AgustaWestland A109S Grand I-CESR operated by Elilombarda on behalf of 118 Regione Campania … approaching Napoli Capodichino Airport, January 2020.


AgustaWestland AW109S Grand Photo Page
AgustaWestland A109S Grand ( c/n 22138 ) I-RAKE

Thanks to RUI CARDOSO for these new images of the AgustaWestland A109S Grand I-RAKE operated by Babcock Mission Critical Services Portugal on behalf of INEM Emergencia Medica … at Hospital Santa Maria, Lisboa, January 2020. This helicopter was operated for ten years in Italy from Inaer Aviation Italia and later Babcock MCS Italia, before the transfer to Portugal.

I-AWTR – Italian Helicopter Register NEWS

Thanks to Mattia De BON for this image of the AgustaWestland A109S I-AWTR currently operated by Leonardo Spa, but wearing Alan Allman Associates titles … resting at Reggio Emilia Airport, January 2020.


Thanks to Roland BUSSER for these great images of the AgustaWestland A109S Grand HB-ZQQ operated by Karen SA while approaching landing area at Samedan (GR), December 2019. This helicopter was previously operated in Italy as I-FACM, from 2007 till 2019, and still wearing the original “Ferrari” color scheme.

I-FACM – Italian Helicopter Register NEWS

After more than 12 years of operations with Ferrari Spa, this AgustaWestland A109S Grand, registered I-FACM, was cancelled towards Switzerland on date 13 November 2019.

Please visit the Aviation Safety Network page for further details and local media info … https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=219553 

15 December 2018 – Today a fatal incident involved the Agusta A109S Grand (c/n 22007) I-EITC in Portugal while operating on behalf of Instituto Nacional de Emergência Médica (INEM).

After dropping off a patient an Agusta A109 helicopter was returning to his base Macedo de Cavaleiros in the district of Braganca when it crashed in bad weather. The helicopter was missed around 18:37LT and was found around 01:30LT 16-12) in the night. Authorities were able to reach the possible location of the helicopter through the geolocation of the mobile phones of the aircraft’s own crew. 

Two pilots, a nurse and a doctor didn’t survive. 

According to a statement from the government department “The preliminary assessment of the wreckage that has been possible so far indicates that the crash occurred following a collision with an existing broadcasting antenna in the area”.