Aviation safety investigations & reports

Hard landing involving a Hughes Helicopters 269C, VH-OCD, Moorabbin, Aerodrome, VIC on 9 December 1999

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 25 February 2000   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

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.