On April 6, 2012, about 1240 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), an AgustaWestland S.p.A., A119 helicopter, Russian registration RA-01980, crashed onto a frozen lake (Yanisyarvi), Sortavalsk district, Leningradsky region, about 5 KM from camp Chernye Kamni, Russia. Reported weather conditions consisted of instrument meteorological conditions due to snow showers. The helicopter was substantially damaged and the 2 flightcrew members and 2 passengers (all Russian citizens) were fatally injured. The flight originated from St. Petersburg, Russia; however, the time of departure was not provided.

This accident is under the jurisdiction of the Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) of Russia. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

The Interstate Aviation Committee
IIC – Mr. Alexander Paramonov
22/2/1 Bolshaya Ordynka Str.
Moscow 119017, Russia
Ph: +7(495)953-96-59 (Russian and English)

This report is for informational purposes and contains only information released by the Government of Russia.

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