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The aircraft began the outbound flight with full tanks and an anticipated endurance of 312 minutes. On the return flight, at about 90 kilometres from the destination, the low fuel warning light illuminated. The pilot landed at a property close by and added 30 litres of fuel to the helicopter before continuing the flight. However, the engine failed due to fuel exhaustion some 20 kilometres from the destination. During the subsequent forced landing, which occurred 14 minutes after last light, the helicopter rolled over.

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General details
Date: 30 August 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1830 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:31 km SW of Hay Point  
State: Queensland  
Release date: 03 June 1991 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Hughes Helicopters 
Aircraft model: 269 
Aircraft registration: VH-THV 
Serial number: 880710 
Type of operation: Business 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Peak Downs QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Hay Point QLD
 
 
 
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