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Summary

Aerospatial AS355F1 helicopter VH-NJL was to land on a sports oval as part of a police public relations display for school children. It approached from the north-east and entered a steep descent from about 22 m above ground level. The descent rate was reported to be higher than normal. This high descent rate continued until ground impact. The helicopter bounced and completed two anti-clockwise rotations before coming to rest. A small fire, which began in the engine bay, grew to completely destroy the helicopter.

 
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