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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199281
Last updated: 18 August 2021
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Time:14:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Registration: unreg.
MSN: 1014
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Yablunytsia, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast -   Ukraine
Phase: En route
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NBAAI Ukraine
On the night of August 24-25, 2017, an unregistered Robinson R22 helicopter impacted wooded terrain, killing the pilot.
At the accident site, a cargo of 6 packets of cigarettes was found.

It was determined that the pilot was not allowed to fly the R22 helicopter. The R22 was being operated at night, while it was not suitable for night flights. Additionally, an external load consisting of packets of cigarettes was carried by the helicopter.
The external load contacted trees, after which the pilot lost control of the helicopter.

The helicopter was previously registered D-HPIC.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NBAAI Ukraine
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

29-Aug-2017 19:27 Hans Gruber Added
29-Aug-2017 19:28 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative, Plane category]
30-Aug-2017 12:19 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Aug-2017 19:38 flyingdutchman Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code, Plane category]
19-Jan-2018 20:58 harro Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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