Agusta-Bell 206B-3 RA-01630 24.09.2016

Accident date24.09.2016
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-01630
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident sitein the area of Yartsevo locality of the Krasnoyarsk Territory
LatitudeN 60°02'55.8''
LongitudeE 90°22'50.1''
Aircraft typeAgusta-Bell 206B-3
Serial №
Aircraft operatorPrivate person
Aircraft ownerPrivate person
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)25.12.2017
Number of fatalities2
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destructionaircraft destroyed

report_ra-01630.pdf (2.88 MB)

Aviation typeGA
Works type

26 september 2016

The accident with Augusta-Bell 206B-3 RA-01630 private helicopter occurred in the area of Yartsevo locality of the Krasnoyarsk Territory on September 24, 2016. According to the available information the pilot and a passenger on board were killed, the rotorcraft sustained substantial damage.

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

28 december 2017

The Interstate Aviation Committee Investigation team has completed the investigation of the accident with Agusta Bell-206 B3 RA-01630 private helicopter which occurred in the Krasnodarsky Krai (RF) on 24.09.2016.

The accident with Agusta Bell-206 B3 RA-01630 helicopter occurred during an emergency landing due to an in-flight engine shutdown caused by complete fuel depletion. 

Most probably, the following factors contributed to the accident: 

-          neglection of the en-route wind conditions when calculating fuel required for the flight;  

-          late decisions on finding an appropriate landing site and on landing; 

-          the PIC's piloting errors during the emergency landing while switching to the windmilling mode after the engine shutdown.  

Based on the investigation results, appropriate safety recommendations have been developed.