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The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving Robinson R44, VH-HBV, at Julatten, Queensland, on 15 August 2017.

While landing, the tail rotor struck the ground. The helicopter collided with terrain resulting in substantial damage. The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the helicopter, was uninjured.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the pilot and gather additional information.

A report will be released within several months.

A final safety report will be released following the conclusion of the ATSB’s investigation. Should a safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.

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