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During the test, the examiner warned the student that he was about to simulate an engine failure during taxiing, requiring a landing from a height of two feet. As the examiner closed the throttle gently, the student immediately applied full right pedal. The examiner attempted to reverse the control input with left pedal, but the helicopter struck the ground heavily on the rear of the left skid. This resulted in the bending of the engine mounting frame.

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General details
Date: 06 September 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 918  
Location:Jandakot Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia  
Release date: 27 September 1985  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Robinson Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: R22 
Aircraft registration: VH-PYG 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Jandakot WA
Departure time:0918
Destination:Jandakot WA
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