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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66330
Last updated: 18 March 2021
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Time:11:43 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-2
Registration: RA-20413
C/n / msn: 529911086
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lisichino, 35 km from Smolensk -   Russia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Smolensk
Destination airport:Hill Zhirkovsky
Investigating agency: MAK
The helicopter crashed on landing.

According to the conclusion of the Commission:
The accident with the Mi-2 RA-20413 helicopter occurred as a result of the tail rotor touching the ground during landing on a site selected from the air, which led to the destruction of the rotor blades, the helicopter toppling over to the starboard side, followed by a fire and complete destruction of the aircraft structure.

A combination of the following factors contributed to the accident:
- performance of the PIC flight as part of the crew, not provided for by the mission;
- the adoption by the PIC of a decision to land on a site selected from the air, in the absence of a second crew member on board responsible for the preliminary ground inspection of the site;
- an attempt by the PIC to land on a site that has a significant slope (more than the acceptable RLE for a given type of helicopter) and is unsuitable for landing by physical characteristics;
- the presence of tailwind from the left with a force of 3 - 5 m / s, complicating the piloting of the helicopter.

Sources: (place of crash)

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

Revision history:

08-Jul-2009 10:47 krasatpi Added
23-Jul-2009 12:17 Michael Roch Updated
30-Jul-2011 13:18 krasatpi Updated [Source]
13-Jul-2020 18:32 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]
18-Mar-2021 09:22 Anon. Updated [Plane category]

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