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While hovering over scrub at about 30 feet agl, the engine lost power. The pilot was able to manoeuvre the aircraft to overhead a clearing but rotor rpm decayed and the aircraft landed heavily bending the landing gear rear cross tube and a section of the tail boom. The power loss resulted from the incorrect fitment of rocker arms during a previous servicing.

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General details
Date: 27 March 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1330 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Boomarra Station, 130 km North of Cloncurry  
State: Queensland  
Release date: 16 September 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: 47 
Aircraft registration: VH-DUS 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Boomarra QLD
Departure time:1330
Destination:Boomarra QLD
 
 
 
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