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The pilot reported that he was mustering in a creek bed when one of the cattle ran at the helicopter. As he manoeuvred to avoid the beast, the tail rotor contacted a tree, destroying the tail rotor and associated gearbox. The aircraft was landed without further damage. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 28 July 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1030  
Location:Miranda Downs (53 nm NE of Normanton) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 15 February 1989 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-HAP 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Miranda Downs Qld
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Miranda Downs Qld
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