«Skycruiser» (FVSP) RA-1451G 06.07.2014

Accident date06.07.2014
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-1451G
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident siteTver (Zmeyovo)
Aircraft typeSkycruiser (FVSP)
Serial №
Aircraft operator
Aircraft owner«Tulpar Helicopters»
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)26.12.2014
Number of fatalities0
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destructionaircraft substantially damaged

report_ra-1451g.pdf (1.51 MB)

Aviation typeGA
Works type

08 july 2014

     The accident with "Skycruiser" RA-1451G single-built aircraft owned by "Tulpar Aero Group" (per pro "Vertical-T") occurred at Zmeevo landing site (Tver town, RF) on July 6, 2014. According to the available information the pilot on board didn't suffer, the aircraft was damaged. 
     The Interstate Aviation Commission has formed the Investigation team of the accident in accordance with the Russian Aviation Legislation. The Investigation team started its work.

13 january 2015

      The Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with "Skycruiser" RA-1451G single-built aircraft, which occurred at Zmeyovo landing site,Tver (RF) on July, 6 2014.
      The most probable cause of the aviation accident with "Skucruiser" RA-1451G single-built aircraft was the PIC's wrong actions on correction of deviation in approach procedure calculations that resulted in loading on front wheel exceeding the limit, to the wheel breakoff during the repeated landing and following aircraft nosing-over.  
       Contributing factors, most probably, were:
      - wrong attention allocation of PIC during landing;
      - neglecting the aircraft behavior features connected with lowering of nose landing gear after landing;
      - position of the sun shining to the pilot's eyes, that didn't allow to determine the level-off altitude during the landing on unpaved RWY with grass surface.
  The appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed