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NTSB Identification: NYC06WA202
On August 13, 2006, at 1820 coordinated universal time, a Lockheed L-100-30, 7T-VHG, was destroyed when it collided with terrain following a high-rate descent from 24,000 feet in Piacenza, Italy. The pilot, copilot, and flight engineer were fatally injured. The cargo flight departed Algiers Airport (DAAG), Algiers, Algeria, and was destined for Frankfurt Airport (EDDF), Frankfurt, Germany.

According to the Agenzia Nazionale per la Sicurrezza del Volo (ANSV), the flight crew was in contact with Milan air traffic control personnel when the airplane departed cruise flight at 24,000 feet. Contact with air traffic control was lost at 13,500 feet. The airplane continued its high-rate descent until it collided with terrain.

This report is for informational purposes only. The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Italy. Any further information pertaining to the accident may be obtained from:

Agenzia Nazionale per la Sicurrezza del Volo (ANSV)
Via Attilio Benigni, 53
00156 Roma, Italia
Phone: (39) 06 82078236
Fax: (39) 34 81516732