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The pilot reported that while mustering cattle he was attempting to turn an animal that had broken away from the mob. During this procedure the pilot attempted to climb the helicopter over a line of trees, however, the main rotor blades struck the top of one of the trees. The helicopter was landed and an inspection found that the main rotor blades required replacement.

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General details
Date: 25 March 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1130  
Location:Villadale (36km North of Richmond) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 09 August 1989  
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: Unknown 
Type of operation: Private 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Villadale QLD
Departure time:0930
Destination:Villadale QLD
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