Crashed killing 3 onboard as the helicopter was monitoring forest fires in Bashkortostan, Russia. Reports coming in state that the pilot and 2 forestry workers were killed instantly when the R44 came down in the forest
During a hard landing in a field with low-level crop (presumably an emergency landing?), the helicopter rocked back onto its tail, resulting in the tail rotor gearbox and tail shearing off. Rest of helicopter appears unscathed, apart from the skids being splayed out as a result of the heavy landing.
Mid-air with Cessna U206F Floatplane RA-67523 killing all four in the R44 and five in the Cessna. Initial reports say the Cessna pilot was taking off in the evening into the sun and likely did not see the helicopter
During a display of the “Golden Eagles” display team, one of the helicopters started to spin on its axis and gradually descend until it hit the ground hard, killing the pilot and seriously injuring the co-pilot. Post crash fire
After striking a low level wire, the pilot elected to land on the shoreline (or sandbank?) of a river. On subsequent take-off the pilot lost control and crashed – photo shows it on a rocky shoreline.
Crashed in foggy conditions en route from Moscow to Kstovo (Nizhny Novgorod region) between the villages of Mihalchikovo and Korabotovo. Killing the pilot and four passengers, including an 8-year-old girl.
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has confirmed the death of two persons in the crash of a private Mi-2 helicopter in Yamal, northwest Siberia. Heliccopter crashed into a lake and only the tail visible above the water
Helicopter crashed into a mountainside amid low cloud and falling snow and caught fire when it hit the ground There were 11 passengers and 3 crew members on board . Wreckage not found until 07-Aug-15 and reported 08-Aug-15
Helicopter overflew a boat before flying at low level and high speed, getting lower very gradually until hitting the water. The water surface was glassy smooth, perhaps contributory. After crashing, the helicopter is said to have sunk almost immediately. The pilot/owner who died has been identified as 41 year old Alexei Afonchenkovu. Passenger survived
Crashed near Gelendzhik airport and caught fire. Full video of accident here. From a steady hover the helicopter lost height and hit the ground heavily and bounced. The impact caused the tail boom to shear off and thus the helicopter became dynamically unstable, it immediately crashed onto its belly and caught fire. It burned out completely. Both occupants died – noting that the video does show one person being taken by stretcher to an ambulance.
Crashed into a lake/swamp with 4 POB, all out OK. Helicopter on its starboard side in water less than 2m deep with port skid above the water level. Pipeline survey flight, low level. One report suggests all occupants had recently been drinking alcohol
Tail boom (or rotor?) hit wires on take-off, causing crash. Tail some metres from rest of wreckage, but unclear if that was contributory or result of accident. Aircraft had been leased by Lukoil and had just dropped off oil workers. Pilot Nicholas Vandakurov killed.
Substantially damaged in hard landing due to poor weather – fast approaching thunderstorm with associated winds. Pilot Vadim Gilmanov was seriously injured, but his life is not in danger according to reports
Details not yet known, but helicopter crashed killing all four POB including pilot A.I. Goncharenko, businessman Samvel Elugyan plus his 22-year-old daughter Alina Elugyan and 13-year-old son Eugene Elugyan. Post crash fire
At least 16 people were missing after a helicopter believed to be carrying top regional officials and businessmen crashed into a lake in northwestern Russia, police and the emergencies ministry said
Sole occupant pilot killed in accident – later named as Дмитрий Комиссаров (Dmitry Komissarov), 49-year old general director of Завод железобетонных изделий (Concrete Products Plant). Completely destroyed – See photo
Damaged in force landing after cockpit filled with smoke. Flight described as a ferry flight from the factory at Kumertau (Republic of Bashkortostan) to Boules airfield (Samara) which suggests it may be the delivery of a new helicopter
Two killed on instructional flight. Reports state R44 as helicopter type but photo evidence shows S300C. Tail boom and tail rotor separate from the rest of the wreckage which was completely burned out.
Experimental Kamov Ka52K crashed on test flight, close to residential area. Two on board injured and were clear of the aircraft when it exploded twice, caught fire and burned out. One report suggests the ejector seats activated uncommanded. Another report says two people on the ground injured too
Helicopter lost contact with ATC and was not found for over two days. Impact of the crash killed both on board. The pilot was Margarita Afanaskina, champion of various helicopter flying competitions (see tribute from Russian Ministry of Sport). Passenger was senior forestry official named Sergei Medvedev
Shortly after dropping off two tourist anglers and their interpreter, the pilot took off but crashed into them, killing all three. The pilot survived. The casualties were named here as retired lawyer Rupert Beaumont and fine-art dealer Mark Robertson, both 69, and their Russian guide and interpreter, Alexander Tushnikov, 53.
Avionics problem and pilot returned to his departure point at Dudinka. Aircraft was operating a regular flight number 9356 on route Dudinka – Ust-Awam – n Volochanka. No injuries to 3 crew and 12 passengers
Turned over onto its side when landing. Beyond that, reports differ – in particular the company press release and the initial investigation reports and local press. Some say conditions were gusty, others say low visibility – one report has photo of wreckage with snow falling. Some say 17 passengers and 3 crew – of which 4 minor injuries only. Others say 19+3 with 6 seriously injured.