R-44 II RA-04339 14.08.2015

Accident date14.08.2015
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-04339
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident siteРеспублика Саха (Якутия), 30 км южнее а/п Нерюнгри
Aircraft typeRobinson R-44 II
Serial №13110
Aircraft operator
Aircraft ownerООО «Колымский экспресс»
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)05.02.2016
Number of fatalities1
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destructionaircraft destroyed

report_ra-04339.pdf (2.33 MB)

Aviation typeGA
Works type

17 august 2015

     The accident with R-44 RA-04339 helicopter owned by "Kogalym Express" LLC occurred in the town of Neryungri, Sakha Republic (Yakutia, RF) on August 14, 2015. According to the available information the pilot and 2 passengers were on board, the pilot was killed, 2 passengers were injured, the aircraft was completely burnt.
     The Interstate Aviation Commission has assigned the Investigation team of this accident in accordance with the Russian Aviation Legislation. The Investigation team has started its work. 

10 february 2016

The Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with R-44 II RA-04339 helicopter owned by "Kolyma express" LLC occurred in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) on August 14, 2015.

The accident with Robinson R-44 II RA-04339 helicopter was caused by loss of outside view monitoring (visuospatial attention) most probably during landing approach that resulted in rotor blade collision with ground obstacle (lamp post), helicopter control loss, its uncontrolled descent and ground impact. 

The appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.