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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174933
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:29-MAR-2015
Time:09:20 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Raven II
Owner/operator:Helitom S.r.o.
Registration: OK-RRJ
C/n / msn: 12464
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Sumava mountains near Modrava, West Bohemia -   Czech Republic
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Šumava National Park
Destination airport:Kolin (LKKO)
Narrative:
Crashed into trees and mountainous terrain shortly after takeoff in within Šumava National Park.

Causes
The accident was caused by performing the take-off and subsequent continuation in the flight in weather conditions not complying with the stipulated minima for the VFR flight performance in which it was not feasible to pilot the helicopter safely.

Sources:

http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/zpravy/na-sumave-u-modravy-spadl-soukromy-vrtulnik-pilot-zemrel/1198526
https://www.lidovky.cz/na-sumave-u-modravy-spadl-soukromy-vrtulnik-pilot-zemrel-p3i-/zpravy-domov.aspx?c=A150329_180404_ln_domov_sho
http://helihub.com/2015/03/29/29-mar-15-ok-rrj-robinson-r44-modrava-czech-republic-1f/
https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20150331X22042&key=1
https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1467889/_

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: Air Accidents Investigation Institute (ÚZPLN)
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Mar-2015 18:41 Hans Gruber Added
29-Mar-2015 18:47 harro Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
01-Apr-2015 00:39 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
16-Apr-2015 23:00 Geno Updated [Time, Source]
03-May-2015 20:50 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Nature, Narrative]
24-Apr-2018 18:04 harro Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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