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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230119
Last updated: 2 March 2020
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Date:21-OCT-2019
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Raven II
Owner/operator:Heliclub Ukraine Ltd.
Registration: UR-KTB
C/n / msn: 14273
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Tarasenkove, Poltava region -   Ukraine
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Kyiv
Destination airport:Poltava Oblast
Investigating agency: NBAAI Ukraine
Narrative:
A Robinson R44 Raven II impacted terrain and was destroyed in a post impact fire. The pilot, the former minister of agriculture and food of Ukraine, died in the crash.

Reasons.
The most likely cause of the crash of the R44 II UR-KTB helicopter was the pilot's loss of control of the helicopter when performing a maneuver after descending into the fog.
Related factors:
- the pilot did not carefully analyze the low-level area flight forecasts (GAMET) when deciding to depart.

Sources:

https://www.unian.info/society/10726695-ukraine-s-ex-agrarian-minister-killed-in-helicopter-crash-photo.html
https://www.china.org.cn/world/2019-10/22/content_75326093.htm
https://112.international/society/helicopter-crashed-in-poltava-region-one-person-killed-44737.html
https://zaxid.net/odna_lyudina_zaginula_vnaslidok_padinnya_vertolota__na_poltavshhini_n1491399
https://avia.gov.ua/register_of_aircraft.xls

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NBAAI Ukraine
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report


Images:


Photo: NBAAI

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Oct-2019 06:05 gerard57 Added
22-Oct-2019 06:38 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2019 06:39 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
23-Oct-2019 06:53 u2fly Updated [Operator, Source]
02-Mar-2020 20:20 harro Updated [Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]

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