5 июля  Robinson R-44 RA-04288

Accident date05.07.2014
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-04288
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident siteв районе н.п. Новошешминск Республики Татарстан
Aircraft typeRobinson R44
Serial №
Aircraft operator
Aircraft ownerОАО «АК БАРС АЭРО»
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)
Number of fatalities0
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destruction
Aviation type
Works type

08 july 2014

     The accident with Robinson R-44 RA 04288 occurred near Novosheshminsk locality, Tatarstan Republic on July 5, 2014. According to the available information the pilot on board was injured, the rotorcraft was destroyed.
      The Interstate Aviation Commttee has formed the Investigation team of the accident in accordance with the Russian Aviation Legislation. The Investigation team started its work.

17 december 2014

     The Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Commitee has completed the investigation of the accident wiht Robinson R-44 RA-04288 helicopter owned by "AK BARS AERO" JAC occurred in the Republic of Tatarstan (RF) on July 5, 2014.
      Non-fatal accident with R-44 RA-04288 helicopter was caused by helicopter hard touchdown during the emergency landing with engine out. Most probabably the accident was due to combination of the following factors:
      - performing operation in showers contrary to clauses 162 and 166 of FAR-136 regulations;
      - carburator acing caused by high humidity of inlet air followed by engine stoppage. It wasn't possible to determine the procedure of using the carburator heating system in emergency flight; 
      - commited by pilot autorotating rotor speed drop below specified by FOM during the emergency landing.
      The appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.