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The helicopter was engaged in mustering operations. On board was the pilot and one passenger. The pilot reported that the helicopter was "in near hover" at approximately 200-250 ft AGL, when he noticed a loss of engine power and the low rotor siren sounded . He was able to advise a second helicopter involved in the operation of the emergency by radio. The aircraft descended to land heavily, before coming to rest on its side. Both the pilot and passenger sustained serious back injuries in the accident. The engine was later test run, with no problems evident. Windy conditions were reported to have existed at the time of the accident.
 
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