All posts tagged A109S

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”.