R-44 RA-04368 13.08.2014

Accident date13.08.2014
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-04368
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident siteв районе н.п. Пионер Кузнецкого района Пензенской области
Aircraft typeRobinson R44
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Aircraft operator
Aircraft owner«Баркол»
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)
Number of fatalities0
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destruction
Aviation type
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13 august 2014

     Non-fatal accident occured with R-44 RA-04368 helicopter owned by "Barkol" AIrlines occurred near Pioner locality, Penza region (RF) on August 13, 2014. According to the available information the pilot and three passengers were on board, the rotorcraft sank in a swamp.
     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.

03 october 2014

     The Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with Robinson R-44 II RA-04368 helicopter operated by "BARKOL" Airlines occurred in the Penza Region (RF) on August 13, 2014.
      The accident wiith Robinson R-44 II RA-04368 helicopter occured during operation over "smooth" (zero wind conditions) lake surface at ground-hugging altitude most probably due to the loss of flight altitude perception by PIC that resulted in aircraft water collection.
      The following factors contributed to the accident:
      - flight operation by PIC most probably in condition of alcohol intoxication;
      - neglecting recommendations of FOM SN-19 safety notices of Robinson R-44 II on flight hazard over water surface at low altitude.
     The appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.