Accident Airbus Helicopters H125 Ecureuil (AS 350B3e) RA-07295,
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Date:Friday 7 January 2022
Time:01:04 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus Helicopters H125 Ecureuil (AS 350B3e)
Registration: RA-07295
MSN: 8170
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Karagaikul, Blagoveshchensky district, Bashkortostan -   Russia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Ufa
Destination airport:Pavlovka
Investigating agency: MAK
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
An Airbus Helicopters H125 Ecureuil (AS 350B3e) crashed near Karagaikul, Blagoveshchensky district, Bashkortostan and was destroyed.
Two passengers were killed and the pilot sustained serious injuries.

The AS 350 B3e RA-07295 helicopter accident occurred due to the loss of spatial orientation of the flight crew after taking off at night from a site not equipped with light-signalling equipment, in meteorological conditions not complying with air traffic control.
The contributing factors, most likely, were:
- The Captain's failure to transition from emergency flight to helicopter piloting using only basic flight instruments after crossing the coastline (loss of visual references) in conditions of no visible horizon.
- The failure to turn off the spotlight after takeoff in night and snowy conditions, resulting in a glare.
- Aggressive piloting not required at this stage of the flight.
The commission does not rule out the accumulation of fatigue and exhaustion in the Captain.

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Revision history:

07-Jan-2022 06:45 gerard57 Added
07-Jan-2022 08:01 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
07-Jan-2022 08:18 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
07-Jan-2022 08:22 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
07-Jan-2022 13:12 ctyone Updated [Total fatalities]
07-Jan-2022 13:14 harro Updated [Narrative]
07-Jan-2022 22:40 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
08-Jan-2022 15:18 Hans Gruber Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2022 20:09 RobertMB Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2022 20:13 RobertMB Updated [Date]
10-Jan-2022 20:10 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
03-Aug-2023 19:11 Hirurg Updated [[Source]]
03-Aug-2023 19:15 harro Updated [[[Source]]]
12-Nov-2023 10:51 harro Updated [Source]

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