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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215912
Last updated: 4 October 2019
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Time:11:12 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44-II
Owner/operator:Gold-mining Cooperative Vitim, CJSC
Registration: RA-05758
C/n / msn: 13551
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 km W of Bodaybo, Irkutsk region, Siberia -   Russia
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: MAK
The helicopter crashed into a river 10 meters from the shore after it hit power lines. Both occupants died in the crash.

Probable Cause:
- flying at an extremely low altitude;
- unreasonable decision of the PIC to carry out the flight using VFR in the absence of appropriate meteorological conditions;
- ignoring the presence of artificial obstacles in the area of ​​flight operations;
- lack of prudence of the PIC when performing the flight;
- lack of marking on the wires of power lines.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: MAK
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: MAK

Revision history:

01-Oct-2018 12:17 gerard57 Added
01-Oct-2018 14:16 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
01-Oct-2018 14:30 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
01-Oct-2018 15:12 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
01-Oct-2018 19:02 Iceman 29 Updated [Photo]
13-Feb-2019 14:58 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Nature, Narrative]
06-Jun-2019 15:01 harro Updated [Time, Photo, Accident report, ]
06-Jun-2019 15:03 harro Updated [Narrative]

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