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Type:Silhouette image of generic R66 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R66
Owner/operator:Wine Tourism Center
Registration: RA-05795
MSN: 0536
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Abrau-Durso, Novorossiys, Krasnodar Territory -   Russia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Abrau-Durso
Destination airport:Anapu
Investigating agency: MAK
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Robinson R66 helicopter crashed in a forest in Abrau-Durso, Novorossiys, Krasnodar Territory. The pilot was killed.

The most likely cause of the crash of the R-66 RA-05795 helicopter was the PIC's overly energetic control actions, which led to the impact of the NV bushing parts on the stops on the shaft - a phenomenon known as mast bumping, and the destruction of the helicopter in the air.

Contributing factors could be:
- the pilot's failure to make a timely decision to return to the departure site or to land on a site selected from the air when the weather conditions deteriorate to values ​​lower than those established for the VFR;
- selection of flight parameters that do not correspond to weather conditions and the weight of the helicopter;
- lack of skills in performing basic flight maneuvers and recovering from an unusual angular position using only basic flight instruments;
- not using seat belts in turbulent conditions.

Sources: (photo)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: MAK
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

02-Dec-2019 04:50 Kurt090 Added
02-Dec-2019 04:51 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
02-Dec-2019 11:25 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2021 17:31 harro Updated [Narrative, Category, Accident report]
28-Oct-2021 18:53 harro Updated [Narrative]

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