Accident Mil Mi-2 RA-23786, 30 Nov 2015
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181818
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Time:09:48 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mil Mi-2
Owner/operator:Purga AON
Registration: RA-23786
MSN: 548541024
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Yelizovo, Kamchatka Krai -   Russia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Yelizovo, Kamchatka Krai
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
High rate of descent. High g impact. Landing gear collapse. One fatality, two injured.

The accident was caused by PIC's errors in the helicopter piloting technique resulted in loss of monitoring for flight and rotor speed during the emergency landing with autorotting rotor caused by unintentional helicopter engine shutoff by the passenger located in the right-hand seat of the pilot cabin.
The contributing factors were:
- deficiencies in location and route of the radio headset chord allowing free encounter of overhanging part of the chord under handles of fuel emergency shutoff valve which can provoke the valves shutoff;
- the lack of protection of handles of fuel emergecny shutoff valves from foreign objects and radio headset chord encounter under them;

- non-compliance with FAR-128 by PIC in the part of safety belts usage by the passenger located in the right-hand seat of the pilot cabin.

The appropriate recommendations based on the investigation results for improving flight safety are presented.

Sources: (place of crash) (photo and video)


Revision history:

30-Nov-2015 07:18 krasatpi Added
30-Nov-2015 13:10 Hans Gruber Updated [Nature, Source]
30-Nov-2015 20:15 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
16-Dec-2015 14:00 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Jul-2016 19:45 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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