|Aircraft registration number||RA-04368|
|Place of aircraft departure|
|Airport of departure|
|Intended Airport of arrival|
|Accident site||в районе н.п. Пионер Кузнецкого района Пензенской области|
|Aircraft type||Robinson R44|
|The date of the completion of the investigation (report)|
|Number of fatalities||0|
|Degree of aircraft destruction|
Non-fatal accident occured with R-44 RA-04368 helicopter owned by "Barkol" AIrlines occurred in the area of Pioner locality of the Penza region 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.
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 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.