Prototype AW609 crash kills two

One of the prototype AgustaWestland AW609 tiltroters has crashed in Italy, killing the two pilots.

The aircraft came down during a regular test flight at Santhia, Vercelli province, Italy.

The Italian air-accident investigation agency (ANSV) say that is the second AW609 built that crashed.

According to the FAAs online database, the second AW609 is registered N609AG, and has a build year of 2003.

A statement issued on the company’s website said “Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland confirms the loss of one prototype AW609 tiltrotor and the tragic loss of two pilots. The Company’s deepest sympathies are with the families.”

Alud Davies

After setting up and running the BizJetBlogger website, Alud Davies joined Corporate Jet Investor / Helicopter Investor in January 2014 as Editor-at large

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