«Скай Мастер» RA-0862G 30.04.2014

Accident date30.04.2014
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-0862G
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident siteв районе п.п. Вихрево Сергиево-Посадского района Московской области
Aircraft typeСкай мастер
Serial №
Aircraft operator
Aircraft ownerЧастное лицо
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)
Number of fatalities1
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destruction
Aviation type
Works type

05 may 2014

    The accident with "Sky Master" RA-0862G private aircraft occurred near Vikhrevo landing site, Sergiyev Posad district, Moscow region (RF) on April 30, 2014. According to the available information the pilot and a trainee were on board, the trainee was 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 june 2015

     The Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with "Sky Master" RA-0862G single-built private aircraft occurred in the Moscow region (RF) on April 30, 2014.
     The accident with "Sky Master" (FVSP) RA-0862G aircraft was caused by its collision with trees at the fringe of the forest in the proximity to the RWY threshold during emergency landing with dead engine that resulted in the speed and control loss and further aircraft ground impact.
      The most probable cause of the engine failure was shutting off fuel through the main nozzle of the right carburetor by a rubber fragment which origin is not identified.
      PIC's actions during operation, occurrence and development of emergency situation were aimed at keeping the crew life but they didn't fully comply with the situation as turning for 180° in those conditions didn't guarantee safe return to the aerodrome. In conditions of the rapid situation development and time pressure for taking decision the PIC didn't activate installed at the aircraft parachute system which could probably reduce the accident severity.
      The following factors most probably contributed to the fatal accident:
      • low altitude (about 60-70 m) of the engine failure after take-off excluding safe emergency landing without turnout to prevent aircraft collision with obstacles;
      • tailwind component during the first phase (and quartering tailwind during the second phase) of reverse turn to perform emergency landing that increased turning ground-speed and its radius;
      • high obstacles in approach area and close proximity (50-100 m) of "Vihrevo" landing ground from the RWY threshold hampering safe take-off and landing of aircraft.
      The appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.