Mi-8Т RA-22919 23.04.2015

Accident date23.04.2015
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-22919
Place of aircraft departureпосадочная площадка "47 км"
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident siteКамчатский край, Быстринский район, верховье реки Мигиваям, склон горы Уксичан в 27км с азимутом 320° от поселка Эссо
Aircraft typeMI-8
Serial №
Aircraft operatorОАО АК «Витязь-Аэро»
Aircraft ownerОАО АК «Витязь-Аэро»
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)23.11.2015
Number of fatalities0
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destructionaircraft substantially damaged

report_ra-22919.pdf (2.24 MB)

Aviation typeCommercial
Works type

24 april 2015

The accident with Mi-8T RA-22919 helicopter owned by the "Vityaz-Aero" Airline JSC occurred in 28 km from Esso locality (Kamchatka region, RF) at the rising area at the altitude 1400 m above the mean sea level on April 23, 2015.  According to the available information 3 crew members and 3 passengers on board were injured, the aircraft was damaged.    

The Interstate Aviation Committee has assigned the Investigation team of this accident in accordance with the Russian Aviation Legislation.

01 december 2015

     The Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with Мi-8Т RA-22919 helicopter operated by "VITYAZ AERO" aviation company LLC occurred in the Kamchatka Region (RF) on April 24, 2015.
     The accident with Мi-8Т RA-22919 helicopter was caused by not maintaining safe altitude in mountainous area, not taking timely decision about returning to the alternate aerodrome (airfield) in adverse weather conditions inappropriate for VFR flight followed by the rotorcraft attitude loss that resulted in rotorcraft collision with a rising ground and it destruction.
     The appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.