Cetus A-900 RA-1856G 22.10.2016

Accident date22.10.2016
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-1856G
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident site800 м юго-восточнее н.п. Большая Талинка, Тамбовская область
Aircraft typeCetus A-900
Serial №
Aircraft operatorPrivate person
Aircraft ownerPrivate person
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)11.01.2017
Number of fatalities0
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destructionaircraft destroyed

report_ra-1856g.pdf (1.71 MB)

Aviation typeGA
Works type

24 october 2016

The accident with Cetus (FVSP) A-900 RA-1856G private aircraft occurred in the area of Kersha locality of the Tambov region on October 22, 2016. According to the available information the pilot on board did not suffer, the aircraft sank in a reservoir.

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.

17 january 2017

The Interstate Aviation Committee Investigation team has completed the investigation of the accident with Cetus A900 (FVSP) RA-1856G private aircraft occured in the Tambov region (RF) on October 22, 2016.

Most probaly the accident with Cetus A900 (FVSP) RA-1856G private aircraft was caused by flight altitude misperception by pilot during high maneuvering at nap-of-the earth above uncontrast, featureless water surface that resulted in uncontrolled decsending and water touchdown by landing gear legs followed by aircraft hard braking and water collection. 

Appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results have been drawn