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Because of obstructions around the intended landing area, the pilot carried out a downwind approach. As the pilot reduced the speed of the helicopter for landing it was caught by a sudden gust of wind. The helicopter sank, struck the ground and bounced before landing on the left skid which entered a depression in the ground resulting in the helicopter rolling over.

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General details
Date: 07 April 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1240  
Location:Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Is. Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 29 July 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Robinson Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: R22 
Aircraft registration: VH-FHK 
Type of operation: Private 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Point Lookout QLD
Departure time:1230
Destination:Point Lookout QLD
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