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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 20 janvier 2004
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA-227AC Metro III
Compagnie:ItAli Airlines
Immatriculation: I-BSTI
Numéro de série: AC-470
Année de Fabrication: 1981
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) (   Italie)
Phase de vol: Au roulage (TXI)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italie
Aéroport de destination:Pescara-Liberi Airport (PSR/LIBP), Italie
Numéro de vol:9X408
ItAli Airlines flight 408 from Rome's Fiumicino Airport to Pescara, was cleared to taxi from parking position E7 via taxiways NG, N and B to runway 25 for departure. The captain stated that he had turned on all the lights required by the operating procedures (position lights, anti-collision light) and that he had also turned on the taxi lights. While the aircraft was traveling along taxiway NG, just before arriving abeam apron D, a blow was felt coming from the front left of the aircraft. The blow had been produced by the collision with a passenger bus, which had invaded the taxiway along a rolling road that crossed taxiway NG from left to right (with respect to the route of the aircraft).
There were no injuries. The Metro suffered substantial damage to the left hand wing tip.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE (translated from Italian): The accident was caused by the presence of a passenger bus inside the airport grounds on the taxiway used by an aircraft at the same time.
Among the factors that contributed to the event was the situation of poor visibility, determined by the light conditions (21.07 local time), the weather conditions, the position of the "STOP" signal too far back to have a good view of the traffic moving on the TWY, the artifacts in the area of the event.
The above situation - probably not considered during the training phase of the airport drivers - led to the failure of the passenger vehicle to comply with the regulations contained in the DCA ordinance no. 24/98 (a taxiing aircraft always takes precedence over any vehicle circulating at the airport).

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ANSV
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: A/35/04
Download report: Final report


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Roma-Fiumicino Airport et Pescara-Liberi Airport est de 173 km (108 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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