Investigation number
199500033
Occurrence date
State
New South Wales
Report release date
Report status
Final
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation status
Completed
Aviation occurrence type
Hard landing
Occurrence category
Accident

The pilot reported that during a practice engine off landing he flared the helicopter too high and the rotor RPM decayed, resulting in a heavy landing. Some slight buckling of the tail boom, firewall, and left side panel was evident after the landing.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Camden NSW
Destination
Bankstown NSW
Model
R22 BETA
Sector
Helicopter
Registration
VH-JTH
Damage
Substantial
Manufacturer
Robinson Helicopter Co