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Italian investigation into fatal Citation crash frustrated by juducial inquiry
19 February 2009

The Italian aircraft accident investigation board ANSV (Agenzia Nazionale per la Sicurezza del Volo) reports that they are not able to conduct a thorough investigation into the fatal accident involving a Cessna 650 Citation III near Rome on February 7, 2009.
The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and Flight Data Recorder (FDR) were seized for a juducial inquiry. ANSV also had to turn over documents vital to the investigation.
Present regulations in Italy give primacy to the investigation of the prosecutor, whose work takes precedence over ANSV investigations.
ANSV complained about the effects of these potential conflicts between criminal and technical investigation and asked the ministers of Transport and Justice to change legislation. (ANSV)