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Date:21-AUG-2017
Time:21:31 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R66 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R66
Owner/operator:Blackwood Shipping
Registration: RA-05750
MSN: 0507
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Maly Utrish, Krasnodar Krai -   Russia
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Anapa
Destination airport:Abrau-Dyurso
Investigating agency: MAK
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
A Robinson R66 helicopter crashed near the "Jerzyk" mountain in the village of Maly Utrish in the Anapa district of the Krasnodar Territory. The pilot died in the crash.

Conclusion
The cause of the R-66 RA-05750 helicopter crash was most probably the loss of spatial orientation by the pilot when flying at night at a lower than safe altitude. The reason for the loss of orientation was that the helicopter was in flight conditions with no visibility of the natural horizon line and ground reference points during maneuvers.
A contributing factor may have been the performance of the flight in a state of fatigue.

Sources:

https://mak-iac.org/rassledovaniya/robinson-r66-ra-05750-21-08-2017
http://yusut.sledcom.ru/news/item/1158083/
https://tvrain.ru/news/krae-442706/_/
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_RUSSIA_HELICOPTER_CRASH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-08-21-16-14-56
Final Report: https://mak-iac.org/upload/iblock/66d/report_ra-05750.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: MAK
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Aug-2017 05:56 Hans Gruber Added
22-Aug-2017 11:26 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
22-Aug-2017 14:50 Hans Gruber Updated [Registration, Source]
24-Aug-2017 05:58 RobertMB Updated [Cn]
04-Jul-2022 09:22 Hirurg Updated [Time, Source, Damage]
04-Jul-2022 09:24 harro Updated [Nature, Narrative, Accident report]

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