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As part of a training exercise for type endorsement, the instructor pilot demonstrated an autorotational descent and a power-off landing. Following a flare for landing, the instructor was a little slow in levelling the attitude of the helicopter. The tail rotor struck the ground.

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General details
Date: 19 November 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1020 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Caloundra Aerodrome Occurrence type:Hard landing 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 11 December 1989 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Hiller Aviation 
Aircraft model: UH-12 
Aircraft registration: VH-FBH 
Serial number: 5081 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Caloundra Aerodrome QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Caloundra Aerodrome QLD
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