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The pilot reported that on lift off the helicopter rolled to the left. Right cyclic control was applied but did not appear to have any effect. The helicopter was landed immediately but contacted the ground heavily. The pilot later said that he must have pushed the left pedal during the landing, which spun the helicopter through 90 degrees, causing most of the damage. He also thought the cyclic friction control may not have been fully released before flight.
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General details
Date: 20 March 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 12:00 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Rejected take-off 
Release date: 10 August 1994  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Robinson Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: R22 BETA 
Aircraft registration: VH-JTG 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Mittagong NSW
Destination:Bankstown NSW
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