Robinson R66 RA-1588G 28.06.2014

Accident date28.06.2014
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-1588G
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident siteв Краснодарском крае
Aircraft typeRobinson R66
Serial №
Aircraft operator
Aircraft ownerООО «Технодром»
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)
Number of fatalities4
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destruction
Aviation type
Works type

30 june 2014

     The accident with Robinson R66 RA-1588G single-built private helicopter occurred in the Krasnodar region (RF) on June 28, 2014. According to the available information the pilot and 3 passengers on board were killed.
     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.

24 april 2015

     The Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with helicopter R-66 RA-1588G owned by "Tehnodrom" LLC occurred in the Krasnodar region (RF) on June 28, 2014.
      Most probably, the fatal accident with helicopter R-66 RA-1588G was caused by the PIC's violent maneuver (inadequate pilot's operations by the throttle control twist grip) entering clouds (the pilot didn't have clearance for IFR flights) that resulted in aircraft penetration in unusual attitude and below-G conditions, impacts of pitch articulation on the main gear shaft stops - known as "bumping" and helicopter breakup in the air.   
      The contributing factor was pilot's timely indecision to return to the departure aerodrome or landing at the selected ground in the conditions of weather deterioration up to below specified values.
The appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.