Enstrom 280C Shark, G-BXEE
The instructor had insufficient power set whilst hover taxiing resulting in over-pitching of the rotor blades. A lack of experience on type, an absence of any low RPM warning device and an element of distraction were all contributory factors. The instructor recognised the blades were over-pitched and took appropriate recovery action by lowering the collective and attempting a run-on landing. During the landing the left skid caught the ground, rolling the aircraft onto its side.
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