EC-120B RA-07232 13.05.2014

Accident date13.05.2014
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-07232
Place of aircraft departureПосадочная площадка «Поселковая»
Airport of departure
Intended destinationПосадочная площадка "Бурный"
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident siteРоссийская Федерация, Ленинградская область, Всеволожский район
Latitude60°10 ́50,4''
Longitude30°45 ́21,8 ́ ́
Aircraft typeEC-120B "EUROCOPTER"
Serial №
Aircraft operator
Aircraft ownerPrivate person
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)26.09.2014
Number of fatalities2
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destructionaircraft substantially damaged

report_ra-07232.pdf (1.55 MB)

Aviation typeGA
Works type

19 may 2014

     The accident with "EUROCOPTER" EC-120B RA-07232 helicopter occurred near Rakhya locality, Vsevolzhsky District, Leningrad region (RF) on May 13, 2014. According to the available information the pilot and a passenger on board were killed, the rotorcraft was 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.

10 october 2014

     The Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with EC-120B RA-07232 private helicopter occurred in the Leningrad region (RF) on May 13, 2014.
      Most probably the fatal accident with ЕС-120В RA-07232 helicopter was caused by:
      • not holding safe altitude by the PIC entering meteorological conditions not ensuring the possibility of compliance with visual flight rules en route that resulted in aircraft collission with trees tops;
      • non-compliance with regulatory documents on returning to the departure aerodrome under inadequate meteorological conditions in order to continue flight;
      • flight performance at night without appropriate qualification and authorization.
The accident was caused by combination of the following adverse factors:
      • unsatisfactory analysis of meteorological conditions by PIC during taking the decision for departure; 
      • flight performance in condition of alcohol intoxication.
     The appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.