23-Sep-14 VH-HLB Robinson R44 Tindal, Australia

While hovering to assess a potential landing site, the pilot received a LOW ROTOR RPM warning. The pilot then lowered the collective but the helicopter struck a tree and landed hard. Both occupants received minor injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged.

Date:
23 September, 2014
Reg:
VH-HLB
Make:
Robinson
Model:
R44
MSN:
1466
Location:
126 km ESE of Tindal Airport, NT
Country:
Australia
Civil / Military:
Civil
Link:
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2014/aair/ao-2014-154.aspx

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