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The pilot reported that he made a normal approach to land on a large claypan. As he raised the nose to enter the hover prior to touching down, the tail rotor struck the ground and the pilot was unable to prevent the aircraft from rolling over.

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General details
Date: 04 August 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1500  
Location:20km SSW Go Go Station Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 30 October 1990 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-UXV 
Serial number: 405 
Type of operation: Private 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Mustering Camp WA
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Mustering Camp WA
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