|Aircraft registration number||RA-04037|
|Place of aircraft departure|
|Airport of departure|
|Intended Airport of arrival|
|Accident site||in Kedrovy locality of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area|
|Aircraft type||AS-350 ECUREUIL|
|Aircraft operator||"Skol" Airlines|
|Aircraft owner||Gruppo Elicotterisniko Veneto S.R.L.|
|The date of the completion of the investigation (report)||30.03.2016|
|Number of fatalities||4|
|Degree of aircraft destruction||aircraft substantially damaged|
report_ra-04037.pdf (1.99 MB)
The accident with As-350 RA-04037 helicopter owned by "Sokol" Airlines occurred near Kedrovy locality, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area (RF) on November 29, 2015. According to the available information 2 crew members on board and 2 passengers were killed the rotorcraft sustained substantial damage.
The Interstate Aviation Committee has assigned the Investigation team of this accident in accordance with the Russian Aviation Legislation. The Investigation team has started its work.
The Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with AS-350 B3 RA-04037 helicopter operated by "Sokol" Airlines" LLC occurred in the Khanty-Mansijsk Autonomous District (RF) on November 29, 2015.
The accident with AS-350 В3 RA-04037 helicopter was caused by aircraft spatial disorientation in low visibility conditions and ground "whiteout" that resulted in rolling uncontrolled descent and aircraft collision with the river ice-covered surface.
Contributing factor was VFR flight operation at unauthorized low altitude.
The appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.