Pic(k) of the week 28: In Memoriam C172 I-SIPI - Aero Club Como (Italy)

It was a peaceful morning in early June at the Aero Club Como. Pilots were waiting for the morning low clouds to clear, to start another great flying day at the worlds oldest seaplane operation. 

One of the docked aircraft was Cessna C172N I-SIPI; a four seater recreational aircraft, which was equipped with floats in order to allow for take-off and landings on the beautiful Lake Como. 

Little would I know that a week later, on June 9th, three people would loose their life in this aircraft (I-SIPI)... The aircraft had taken off from the Lake Como airport (LILY) and for a reason that is not clear to me (rumours about suspected engine problems), crashed into a mountain side North East of Como.

May these aviators, that undoubtedly were looking forward to a great flying day,  Rest in Peace!

In Memoriam C172 I-SIPI - Aero Club Como, Italy

Image details:
Fujfilm X-T1 with XF 18-55mm Fujinon
ISO 200, 33mm 949mm full frame equivalent), f 9, 1/220s
RAW development in Lightroom 5.5
Nik ColorEfex Pro 4 for contrast and detail enhancement

Remember: "To most people, the sky is the limit, to those who love aviation, the sky is home"