Fatal accident with rotorcraft EC 225 LP, occurred in Brovary city, Kyiv region.
Around 06:10 UTC during flight en route Kozyn – Novi Petrivtsi – Poltava, with the officials on board, by helicopter EC 225 LP, reg. 54 (STATE AVIATION of Ukraine), operator “State Emergency Service of Ukraine”, during flight above Brovary city, rotorcraft collided with the building of the kindergarten “Dzhereltse”.
As a result helicopter was totally destroyed. The crew and passengers on board were killed. 4 persons, that were on the ground, sustain fatal injuries, 25 person sustain injures different level of severity.
According to the Decree of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 20th of January 2023 № 42-р (with changes) NBAAI has opened a technical investigation into fatal accident subject to the Rules and procedures for technical investigation of accidents and incidents in civil aviation, approved by Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 20th of May 2022 № 610.
According to item 3 of the Decree of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 20th of January 2023 № 42-р (with changes) “About the formation of the Government Commission of investigation of the causes of the accident with EC 225 LP helicopter, occurred on 18th of January 2023 in the city of Brovary, Kyiv region”, NBAAI has completed a technical investigation into fatal accident with EC 225 LP helicopter.
On the 30th of March 2023, during investigation team meeting, which included experts from the NBAAI, State Aviation Administration, State Emergency Service and SAU (Special Aviation Unit) of the State Emergency Service, the Final report on the results of the technical investigation was signed and approved by acting director of NBAAI.
In order to improve the safety level in Ukraine and to address the discovered during the investigation, the NBAAI issued safety recommendations to the relevant entities and executive authorities.
The technical investigation results were presented at the Government Commission meeting by acting director of NBAAI.
The meeting resulted into decision to consider the work of the technical investigation team completed at this stage.
The next step for the recipients of safety recommendations will be the development, within 90 days, accidents and incidents preventive measures. After which NBAAI will assess the developed activities for their compliance with the recommendations provided.
Investigation completed on 30th of March 2023
Local time: 08:10 18-01-2023
Location: Brovary city
Aircraft type: helicopter
Model: Airbus / EC 225 LP
Registration Number: 54
Flight type: state flight
The level of damage: destroyed
Event category: fatal accident
Flight phase: en route