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On arrival at Koolatah the pilot selected a grassed area alongside a track for landing. After landing he shut down the engine. Shortly afterwards flames were observed underneath the helicopter and the pilot and passenger abandoned the machine. The helicopter was completely destroyed by fire which had apparently been ignited by hot exhaust gases.

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General details
Date: 30 June 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1515  
Location:Koolatah (87 km SE Kowanyama) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Fire 
Release date: 29 December 1988 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Hughes Helicopters 
Aircraft model: 269 
Aircraft registration: VH-TTZ 
Serial number: 440294 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Kowanyama QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Koolatah QLD
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