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The pilot had been engaged in sheep spotting for a period of approximately three hours, and was returning to the refuelling pad. Enroute he observed a motorcycle stockman, and landed the aircraft in a cleared area nearby, to advise him of the location of a mob of sheep he had spotted earlier. The pilot advised that after he had landed he left the engine running at between 70 and 80 percent rotor/engine speed

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General details
Date: 21 November 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1050 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Pollygammon Station (40km NE of Boulia) Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 12 March 1990 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Robinson Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: R22 
Aircraft registration: VH-JZH 
Serial number: 1132 
Type of operation: Private 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Pollygammon Station QLD
Departure time:0730
Destination:Pollygammon Station QLD
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