During pilot training, while practicing hovering techniques, the helicopter incurred a hard landing. Damage to the helicopter consisted of bending of the skid tubes. There were no injuries to the pilot. Although the pilot reported fluctuation of the engine RPM and engine roughness, a subsequent test run of the helicopter engine following removal to a test stand revealed no discrepancies. The reported engine fluctuations could not be duplicated.
|Date:||09 December 1999||Investigation status:||Completed|
|State:||Victoria||Occurrence type:||Hard landing|
|Release date:||25 February 2000||Occurrence category:||Incident|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Hughes Helicopters|
|Damage to aircraft||Minor|
|Departure point||Moorabbin Vic.|