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The pilot reported that he was approaching to land in a clear area when the right skid struck an ant bed. The aircraft rolled and impacted the ground on its right side. The ant bed was partially hidden by long grass.

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General details
Date: 27 March 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1330  
Location:Van Rook (110 km NE Normanton) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 15 May 1990  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Robinson Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: R22 
Aircraft registration: VH-HEE 
Serial number: 570 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Van Rook QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Van Rook QLD
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