Aviation safety investigations & reports

Hughes 369-D, VH-PPD, 5 km west of Gayndah QLD, 28 November 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot reported that the aircraft was on approach to a pad when the engine lost power. The aircraft was landed heavily short of the landing area, and after touchdown the engine was still running at a low power setting. Inspection of the aircraft revealed that one of the fuel line fittings was not correctly tightened and also a fuel drain tap was worn. It is considered possible that either, or a combination, of the above faults may have allowed air to enter the fuel lines which could have resulted in the loss of engine power.

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General details
Date: 28 November 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 830    
Location: 5 km west of Gayndah    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 05 April 1991   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Hughes Helicopters  
Aircraft model 369  
Aircraft registration VH-PPD  
Serial number N/K  
Type of operation Private  
Sector Helicopter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Gayndah QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Gayndah QLD