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The AB-206 helicopter lost control just prior to landing (Italy)

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On 13th Aug 2017, a Firefighting Helicopter, Augusta Bell 206B3 Jet Ranger III of Vigili del Fuoco (Fire Fighting Corps) Itlay crashed. The pilot of the AB206 helicopter lost control when slowing just prior to landing in the Fonte Vetica / Mount Gran Sasso area (apparently to pick up a senior officer) and rotated to the right, making 2.5 revolutions before impact. It fell on to its right side. Strong wind gusts are reported. 2 of 3 occupants were slightly injured.


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