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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232147
Last updated: 22 March 2021
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Time:10:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Raven II
Registration: RA-07385
C/n / msn: 14313
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Novosinkovo, Moskov region -   Russia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Reutov Heliport
Destination airport:Volen Heliport
Investigating agency: MAK
The helicopter made a hard landing and rolled into a ditch.
the FAI world helicopter champion Vadim Sazonov was the pilot.
According to preliminary data, the pilot received a spinal injury.

The most probable cause of the accident with the R-44 RA-07385 helicopter was insufficient preparation of the PIC for the flight in terms of not receiving information about meteorological conditions (forecasted wind up to 21 m/s, moderate to strong turbulence), which after the aircraft got into the given meteorological conditions led to the use of the throttle-correction knob, deactivation of the governor and loss of rpm.
When performing a forced landing on rough terrain with a tailwind, the PIC lost control, as a result of which the helicopter collided with the terrain and overturned.

Weaknesses identified during the investigation:
- The PIC did not have a valid medical certificate at the time of the accident.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: MAK
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: MAK

Revision history:

15-Jan-2020 20:40 Anon. Added
15-Jan-2020 20:42 harro Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Jan-2020 21:09 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
16-Jan-2020 19:47 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Embed code]
16-Jan-2020 20:56 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
22-Mar-2021 18:18 harro Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative, Category, Accident report, Photo]

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