EC-120 RA-04049 21.07.2013

Accident date21.07.2013
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-04049
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident siteв районе п.п. «Рында» Мурманской области
Aircraft typeEC-120
Serial №
Aircraft operator
Aircraft ownerЧастное лицо
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)
Number of fatalities3
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destruction
Aviation type
Works type

22 july 2013

     According to the information received the accident with EC-120 RA-04049 private helicopter occurred near Rynda landing site of the Murmansk region (RF) on July 21, 2013. According to the preliminary information the pilot was injured, three persons were killed, the rotorcraft was partially destroyed.
      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.

31 july 2013

     The Chairperson of the Investigation team of the fatal accident with ЕС 120В RA-04049 helicopter occured in the Murmansk region (RF) on July 21, 2013 reports that Investigation team completed the field phase of the investigation.
     It is determined that during landing without engine cut-off after passengers deplaning the destruction of skid rear attachment resulted in helicopter roll-over on starboard and its movement followed by structure destruction. In order to determine the cause of skid rear attachment destruction the Investigation team is preparing to conduct special studies. Studies are planned to be carried out jointly with experts from France and Great-Britain - states participating in investigation on the basis of provisions of Annex 13 to Convention on International Civil Aviation.

25 july 2014

     The Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with ЕС 120В RA-04049 private helicopter occurred on July 11, 2013.
      Most probably the accident with ЕС 120В RA-04049 helicopter was caused by right roll hard touchdown resulted in off-design loading on right skid landing gear followed by helicopter roll-over.
      Gear mechanical breakdown and helicopter roll-over resulted in fatal injuries of passengers evacuated the helicopter by the time of the accident. 
      The appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.