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The student was making his second solo flight. During the approach to land the student realised the helicopter was above the desired approach path. He elected to land on the grass surface a short distance beyond the helipad as he has been taught. The wind was blowing at 10 to 15 knots from the northeast, with the landing conducted in an east south east direction. The pilot said he began to enter the hover and turn the helicopter to the left, into wind. The aircraft continued the left turn, during which it began to move rearwards. The tail skid dug into the landing surface, resulting in the helicopter rolling to the left and striking the ground.

 
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