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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169683
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Time:14:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 II
Owner/operator:SC Aero Taxi SRL
Registration: YR-PRX
MSN: 12237
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Area of Stoeneşti locality, Prahova County -   Romania
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Craiova-Balta Verde Airclub
Destination airport:Şirna-SC Aero Taxi SRL Airfield (LRPH)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The helicopter encountered deteriorating weather while positioning back to its base at Şirna and the pilot elected to make a precautionary landing in a snow-covered field. However, on landing, the rotor down wash blew up large quantities of snow and the pilot lost visual reference with the ground. The helicopter subsequently touched down hard in deep snow and rolled over. The accident happened in daylight.

Cause of accident
The cause of the accident was the erroneous assessment of the flight conditions, which led to delay the decision to land until safety was affected, in the condition of a rapid decrease of horizontal visibility and a field covered with a snow layer.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

10-Sep-2014 19:29 Aerossurance Added
15-May-2020 17:17 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-May-2020 17:18 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]
15-May-2020 17:20 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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