Pelican-2 (FVSP) RA-0441A 11.10.2015

Accident date11.10.2015
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-0441A
Place of aircraft departureВодная акватория карьера около АБЗ
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident site27 км юго-западнее КТА аэродрома Ханты-Мансийск
Aircraft typePelican-2
Serial №
Aircraft operatorprivate person
Aircraft ownerprivate person
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)08.02.2016
Number of fatalities2
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destructionaircraft substantially damaged

report_RA-0441a.pdf (3.97 MB)

Aviation typeGA
Works type

13 october 2015

      The accident with Peliсan-2 RA-0441A private aircraft occurred in the region of Khanty-Mansiysk (RF) on October 10, 2015. According to the available information 2 persons on board were killed. The aircraft was destroyed.
      The Interstate Aviation Committee has assigned the Investigation team of this accident in accordance with the Russian Aviation Legislation. The Investigation team has started its work.

16 february 2016

The Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with "Pelikan-2" (FVSP) RA-0441A private seaplane occurred in 27 km to the south-east from Khanty-Mansiysk airport on October 10, 2015.

The accident with "Pelikan-2" (FVSP) RA-0441A seaplane occurred due to the lack of pilot training for seaplane operation and his piloting skills during take off from water surface with maximum takeoff weight that after aircraft takeoff from water surface resulted in collision with trees at the lake side followed by fall into the swamp. 

The following factors most probably contributed to the accident:

- take off without left float broken away during the last landing; 

- pilot's complacency and desperation in making the decision to perform take off after 4 failures (the pilot performed 6 flight operations at sea plane, emergency flight - his first take off with maximum take off weight). 

The appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results for improving flight safety were presented.