Robinson R-44 RA-04195 28.11.2016

Accident date28.11.2016
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-04195
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident siteРоссийская Федерация, Республика Крым, 7 км юго-западнее г. Алушты
LatitudeN 44°37'33.7''
LongitudeE 034°21'10.1''
Aircraft typeRobinson R-44
Serial №
Aircraft operator
Aircraft ownerTwo private persons
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)27.11.2017
Number of fatalities3
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destructionaircraft destroyed

report_ra-04195.pdf (3.82 MB)

Aviation typeGA
Works type

28 november 2016

The accident with Robinson R-44 RA-04195 private helicopter occurred in the area of Vinogradny locality of the Republic of Crimea on November 28, 2016. According to the available information the pilot and two passengers on board were killed, the rotorcraft was destroyed. 
The Interstate Aviation Committee has assigned the Investigation team of the accident in accordance with the Russian Aviation Legislation. The Investigation team has started its work.

20 february 2017

The Interstate Aviation Committee informs that the investigation progress of the accident with R-44 RA-04195 helicopter is underway. 

Interim statement (preliminary reference) about the investigation progress has been published on the IAC website.

Interim statement (preliminary reference) is issued in accordance with item 2.4.12 of the Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation regulations in the Russian Federation and item 7.4, Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (ICAO). The Report contains actual information received by the Investigation team by now.     

The Investigation team continues its work on collection and analysis of information related to the crew training, assessment of the crew actions during the accident flight and also of the rotorcraft's systems and units operability.

The Investigation team will issue the Final Report when the investigation is completed.

The Information presented in the Interim statement is preliminary and might be revised and updated according to the investigation results.

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Промежуточный отчет (2.7 MB)

04 december 2017

The Interstate Aviation Committee Investigation Team has completed the investigation, involving R-44 RA-04195 helicopter occurred in the Republic of Crimea (RF) on November 28, 2016.

Most probably, the accident occurred as the helicopter had encountered low-G conditions resulting in a mast bumping and an inflight break-up of the helicopter.

Most probably the fatal accident was caused by combination of the following factors: 

– placing the helicopter into a vertical low-G conditions to avoid bird strike;

– heavy wind conditions in the helicopter flight area (abrupt and severe gusts).

Appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed