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The ATSB is investigating multiple fuel contamination reports, with the most recent occurrences in Cloncurry, Queensland, in September and October, 2016.

During routine inspections, flight crew detected foreign debris in fuel drums. Subsequently, additional drums were inspected and further contamination was discovered.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will attempt to determine the origin of the contamination in order to prevent reoccurrence in the future.

A report will be released within several months.

 
General details
Date: 07 September 2016 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 08:00 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):near Cloncurry Aerodrome (Grenada Station) Occurrence type:Fuel contamination 
State: Queensland  
 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: None 
Expected completion: November 2017  
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Eurocopter 
Aircraft model: AS.350B3 
Aircraft registration: VH-VTN 
Serial number: 4527 
Type of operation: General Aviation-Unknown 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Cloncurry, Qld
Destination:Unknown
 
 
 
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Last update 29 August 2017