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The aircraft was engaged in mustering operations and was returning to refuel before continuing the task. At about 30 feet, with about 10 knots forward speed, the engine hesitated once and then stopped. The pilot had insufficient time to enter autorotation or significantly cushion the descent before the aircraft landed heavily.
General details
Date: 09 September 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 13:30 WST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Forced/precautionary landing 
Release date: 29 March 1994  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Hughes Helicopters 
Aircraft model: 269B 
Aircraft registration: VH-XBN 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Yandeearra Station WA
Destination:Yandeearra Station WA
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