|Aircraft registration number||RA-05796|
|Place of aircraft departure|
|Airport of departure|
|Intended Airport of arrival|
|Accident site||in the area of Chemal locality|
|Aircraft type||Robinson R66|
|Aircraft operator||Private person|
|Aircraft owner||Private person|
|The date of the completion of the investigation (report)||31.05.2016|
|Number of fatalities||0|
|Degree of aircraft destruction||aircraft substantially damaged|
report_ra-05796.pdf (2.53 MB)
The accident with Robinson R-66 RA-05796 private helicopter occurred near Chemal locality (RF) on 14 March 2016. According to the available information the pilot and a passenger on board were injured, the rotorcraft was damaged.
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.
The Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with Robinson R-66 RA-05796 private helicopter occurred in the Republic of Altai (RF) on March 14, 2016.
The accident with R-66 RA-05796 helicopter was caused by insufficient crew surveillance performing practice landing at limited-size platform that resulted in rotorcraft collision with communication cable.
Contributing factors were:
- lack of maneuvering procedure in «Crew operating procedures of R-66 helicopter» guideline owned by "Aerocity" Airlines" non-profit partnership during selection and examination of landing place;
- insufficient preflight training and decision to perform practice landing in the area with high concentration of power lines and communication links;
- lack of cable marking and its low visibility at underlying surface background.
The appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.