Scorpion RA-2501G 25.07.2016

Accident date25.07.2016
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-2501G
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident siteРФ, Иркутская область, Усть-Удинский р-н, 3 км восточнее н.п. Подволочное, берег реки Ангара
LatitudeN 55°11'98''
LongitudeE 103°22'59''
Aircraft typeScorpion
Serial №
Aircraft operatorPrivate person
Aircraft ownerPrivate person
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)30.10.2017
Number of fatalities0
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destructionaircraft destroyed

report_ra-2501g.pdf (1.19 MB)

Aviation typeGA
Works type

26 july 2016

The accident with "Scorpion" (FVSP) RA-2501G private helicopter occurred near Podvolochnoye locality, Ust-Uda region (RF) on July 25, 2016. According to the available information the pilot and a passenger on board were injured, the rotorcraft was damaged.
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.

14 november 2017

Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with Scorpion RA-2501G single-built private helicopter occurred in the Irkutsk region (RF) on 25.07.2016.

Most probably, the accident with Scorpion RA-2501G FVSP helicopter was caused by loss of ground references' monitoring by PIC when the rotorcraft was entering into dust whirl in course of landing on the landing site selected fr om air, that resulted in the helicopter uncontrolled lateral drift and collision with obstacle.

Most probably, the following factors contributed to the accident:

-        deficiencies in PIC's training to perform flights to dusty landing sites;

-        absence of the recommendations on landing performance on dusty landing sites in AFM of Scorpion FVSP helicopter;

-        non-compliance with FAR-128 provisions on procedure of landing on the landing sites wh ere formation of dust whirl is anticipated.

Appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.