Robinson R44 Astro, G-ROZI
On final approach to a landing site when close to maximum weight and with a light surface wind and high ambient temperature, the pilot was aware of the ‘LOW RPM’ warning activating and the aircraft sinking. He attempted to increase power but the helicopter touched down heavily. Once on the ground, the rpm recovered and the helicopter lifted off again; it turned through approximately 90? before the pilot regained control and landed again.
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