19 сентября  SA-341G "Gazelle" RA-1233G

Accident date19.09.2014
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-1233G
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident site в Финском заливе Приморского района (г. Санкт Петербург)
Aircraft typeЕЭВС SA-341G "Gazelle"
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Aircraft operator
Aircraft ownerЧастное лицо
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)
Number of fatalities1
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destruction
Aviation type
Works type

22 september 2014

     The accident with SA-341G "Gazelle" RA-1233G private helicopter occurred in the Galf of Finland, Primorsky area (Saint-Petersburg, RF) on September 19, 2014. According to the available information the pilot on board was killed, a passenger was injured. The rotorcraft was destroyed and 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.

23 december 2014

     The Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Commitee has completed the investigation of the accident with SA-341G RA-1233G single-built private helicopter occurred in the Gulf of Finland water area on September 19, 2014.
      Most probably the accident with SА-341G (FVSP) RA-1233G helicopter was caused by perceptual abberation of flight altitude by the pilot performing operation over the steel smooth water surface at low altitude (not more than 10 m) that resulted in uncontrolled descending followed by water collection. At the accident moment the pilot was in condition of alcohol intoxication (1,1 ‰) and fatigue after sleepless night.
       The appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed