Ка-32С RA-31591 21.09.2022

Accident date21.09.2022
Investigation statusInvestigation is finished
Aircraft registration numberRA-31591
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident sitenear Denizly city (Turkish Republic)
LatitudeN 37º48′09.9″
LongitudeE 29º43′37.1″
Aircraft typeКа-32С
Serial №8713
Aircraft operatorAvialift Vladivostok, JSC
Aircraft ownerAvialift Vladivostok, JSC
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)22.06.2023
Number of fatalities2
Victims accuracyfinal
Degree of aircraft destructionaircraft destroyed

Final Report (ru) (2.18 MB)

Aviation typeCommercial
Works type

22 september 2022

On September 21, 2022 near Denizly city (Turkish Republic) the accident involving Ка-32С RA-31591 helicopter operated by Avialift Vladivostok, JSC occurred. It is reported that there were 3 crew members and 4 service passengers on board. One crew member and 1 passenger were killed, the others were injured. The rotorcraft was destroyed.

In accordance with Standard 5.1, Annex 13 Turkish Republic as the State of Occurrence, has delegated the investigation of the accident to the Interstate Aviation Committee. The Interstate Aviation Committee has assigned an Investigation team. The Investigation team has started its work.

10 october 2022

On October 5, 2022, the onboard recorders (FDR and CVR) and two portable GPS receivers recovered from Ка-32C RA-31591 helicopter owned by Avialift Vladivostok airline involved in the accident in Denizli Ҫardak (Turkey) were delivered to the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) by the delegation of the Transport Safety Investigation Center of Turkey (UEIM).

The IAC experts conducted the data downloading and readout from all presented units; these works resulted in the Meeting Minutes issuing.

In course of the visit of the Turkish delegation, the questions of further cooperation between theI AC and UEIM in the field of accident investigations and prevention were discussed. UEIM Director informed that the UEIM is intent on setting a laboratory for the onboard recorders' examinations and expressed the hope that the IAC experts could help both in the laboratory establishing and the necessary specialists' training.

During the meeting, some issues related to the aviation medicine and use of drones in civil aviation were also discussed.