Enstrom 280C Shark, G-COLL
The helicopter took off from a private landing site. At a height of 200 to 300 feet agl the pilot perceived that the engine had stopped and immediately entered autorotation. He turned towards a field on his left, flared, to reduce speed and level off, and the helicopter dropped to the ground from a height of about 10 to 12 ft. The damage was substantial but the helicopter remained upright and the pilot escaped uninjured. No conclusive evidence was found to explain the loss of power.
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