Robinson R-66 RA-05796 14.03.2016

Accident date14.03.2016
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-05796
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident sitein the area of Chemal locality
LatitudeN 51°26'13,2''
LongitudeE 085°58'50,5''
Aircraft typeRobinson R66
Serial №
Aircraft operatorPrivate person
Aircraft ownerPrivate person
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)31.05.2016
Number of fatalities0
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destructionaircraft substantially damaged

report_ra-05796.pdf (2.53 MB)

Aviation typeGA
Works type

14 march 2016

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.

15 june 2016

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.