Accident Robinson R44 Raven I LZ-RLH, Saturday 25 July 2015
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Date:Saturday 25 July 2015
Time:14:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R44 Raven I
Owner/operator:Air Detachment Varna Ltd.
Registration: LZ-RLH
MSN: 1940
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Tsarevo -   Bulgaria
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:LBWN
Destination airport:LBWN
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
An R44 helicopter impacted the water of the Black Sea at the shore of Tsarevo, Bulgaria.

Immediate reason:
Collision of the helicopter with the water surface during a maneuver by the captain to avoid a sudden obstacle in the course of the approach to landing on an unregulated airfield.
Main reason:
Errors in the helicopter piloting technology in the approach for landing on an unregulated airfield, which led to a drop in the speed of the propeller below the minimum allowable when performing maneuvering by KBC.
Accompanying factors that led to the emergence of aviation
Attempt to land on a poorly studied airfield.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

25-Jul-2015 16:13 marko Added
25-Jul-2015 18:15 Anon. Updated [Registration]
25-Jul-2015 18:21 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Narrative]
26-Jul-2015 09:47 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
09-Aug-2020 15:56 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Source]
09-Aug-2020 16:01 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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