Eurocopter AS-350 RA-07259 14.05.2016

Accident date14.05.2016
Aircraft registration numberRA-07259
Accident sitein the Leningrad region (in the area of Sukhodolskoye lake)
Aircraft typeEurocopter AS-350
Aircraft operator"MKB leasing" LLC
Aircraft owner
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)
Number of fatalities2
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destruction
Report

report_ra-07259.pdf (1.6 MB)

Aviation typeGA
Works type
Note

16 may 2016

The accident with AS-350 RA-07259 helicopter owned by "MKB leasing" LLC occurred in the Leningrad region (in the area of Sukhodolskoye lake) on May 14, 2016. According to the available information the pilot and a passenger on board were killed. The rotorcraft sank.

The Interstate Aviation Committee has formed the Investigation team of the accident in accordance with the Russian Aviation Legislation. The Investigation team started its work.

25 january 2017

The Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with AS-350B3 RA-07259 helicopter owned by NDV-Estate-for-you Ltd, occurred in Leningrad Region on May 14, 2016.

The accident with AS-350B3 RA-07259 helicopter was caused by its collision with power lines when performing a low altitude flight.

Most probably contributing factors were:

- PIC's insufficient knowledge of available artificial obstacles in the flight area;

- PIC's insufficient awareness in flight;

- lack of power line wires' marking, and the low visibility of these wires against a lake surface background.

Appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.