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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230119
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Raven II
Owner/operator:Heliclub Ukraine Ltd.
Registration: UR-KTB
MSN: 14273
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Tarasenkove, Poltava region -   Ukraine
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Kyiv
Destination airport:Poltava Oblast
Investigating agency: NBAAI Ukraine
A Robinson R44 Raven II impacted terrain and was destroyed in a post impact fire. The pilot, the former minister of agriculture and food of Ukraine, died in the crash.

The most likely cause of the crash of the R44 II UR-KTB helicopter was the pilot's loss of control of the helicopter when performing a maneuver after descending into the fog.
Related factors:
- the pilot did not carefully analyze the low-level area flight forecasts (GAMET) when deciding to depart.


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


Photo: NBAAI

Revision history:

22-Oct-2019 06:05 gerard57 Added
22-Oct-2019 06:38 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2019 06:39 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
23-Oct-2019 06:53 u2fly Updated [Operator, Source]
02-Mar-2020 20:20 harro Updated [Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]

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