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The pilot reported that a power loss occurred as the aircraft climbed through an altitude of about 35 feet. The subsequent forced landing was made onto newly cultivated ground, the skids dug in, and all four skid legs were bent. On exiting the aircraft, the pilot noted a strong smell of what he considered to be burnt clutch linings. An inspection of the aircraft revealed a worn clutch. Although the clutch was still within serviceability limits, it is considered possible that some slippage occurred which resulted in the loss of power to the rotor system. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

 
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