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The pilot reported that whilst conducting cattle mustering at about 50 knots and 150 feet above the ground, the engine failed. The pilot considered that the engine failure was caused by a fuel blockage, although the fuel had appeared to be clean during the preflight inspection. The cause of the engine failure has not been established.

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General details
Date: 26 July 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 900  
Location:Lawn Hill Station Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 27 September 1990  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Hughes Helicopters 
Aircraft model: 269 
Aircraft registration: VH-THJ 
Serial number: 660515 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Lawn Hill Station QLD
Departure time:0825
Destination:Lawn Hill Station QLD
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