Ми-8 RA-24255 04.09.2014

Accident date04.09.2014
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-24255
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident site в аэропорту г. Геленджик Краснодарского края
Aircraft typeMI-8
Serial №
Aircraft operator
Aircraft ownerПАНХ
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)
Number of fatalities2
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destruction
Aviation type
Works type

04 september 2014

     The accident with Mi-8 RA-24255 helicopter owned by PANH airlines (Krasondar) of the South Interregional Territorial Administration of Air Transport of FATA occurred in Gelendzhik Airport, Krasnodar Territory (RF) on September 4, 2014. According to the available information 3 crew members were on board, two persons were killed. The rotorcraft was destroyed and partly burnt down.
     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 april 2015

     The Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with Mi-8 RA-24255 helicopter owned by NPK "PANH" JSC which occurred in the Krasnodar Territory (RF) on September 4, 2014.
     The accident was caused by the rotorcraft penetration in vortex ring state during helicopter-type landing without ground effect. The crew didn't try to recover by the method specified in FOM of Mi-8T helicopter.
     Penetration in vortex ring state was due to PIC's failure during final maneuver (rearward flight at 40 km/h) which is not described in the helicopter FOM and wasn't trained by the crew.   
     The appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.