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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.
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General details
Date: 09 December 1999 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 15:30 ESuT  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 25 February 2000 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Hughes Helicopters 
Aircraft model: 269C 
Aircraft registration: VH-OCD 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Minor 
Departure point:Moorabbin Vic.
Destination:Moorabbin Vic.
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