Helicopter crashed, the black box is not there

Modena, 13 June 2022 – “It will not be easy to establish the causes of the accident because of this type of helicopter there is no black boxit is legal that there is not. “The consideration is of the responsible for the Monte Cusna Mountain Rescue Luca Pezzi also engaged yesterday with his men to ‘escort’ the inspection by a technician from the National Agency for Flight Safety (Ansv) in the crater under Mount Cusna, where in the Rio Lama stream – in an inaccessible and unreachable point on foot between the Segheria and Battisti shelters – the debris and corpses of the Italian driver Corrado Levorin and six foreign managers aboard the helicopter Augusta Koala that from Lucca was directed to the Treviso area.

Fallen helicopter
Fallen helicopter

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Fallen helicopter, photos of the wreckage on Monte Cusna

Helicopter crashed on Monte Cusna, the first photos of the wreckage
Helicopter crashed on Monte Cusna, the first photos of the wreckage

The technique was the alpine one of using ropes and pulleys to lower technicians and rescuers to a height of 60 meters. On the spot also the men of the mountain rescue of the Guardia di Finanza and the Saf of the fire brigade.

The operation falls within the investigations ordered by the Reggio public prosecutor’s office, the magistrate is Marco Marano: the autopsies of the bodies have also been ordered, which could reveal something more about the causes of the accident. The bodies are found in the Modena morgue. The open file, passed from Lucca to Reggio for competence, is for culpable disaster and manslaughter. Currently borne by unknown persons. The points to be clarified on the disaster remain different. Whether the weather conditions had an influence, whether there were any other problems, whether it was mere fatality or whether there are responsibilities instead. In short, if the tragedy could have been avoided.

“At the moment it is not possible to go further the mere hypotheses – is the reflection of Pezzi – one of the possibilities is that the helicopter may have tried to circumvent the perturbation in progress with a maneuver that later proved to be fatal. We believe that it was less likely that lightning struck him “. But the assessment, continues the head of the local Alpine Rescue,” will be long and elaborate, it will take very detailed expertise to understand the causes because there are no witnesses and the helicopter was not present no black box: they are not foreseen for this type of aircraft, it is normal that there was not “.

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