NTSB Identification: LAX02LA176.
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Accident occurred Sunday, May 26, 2002 in Agana, GU
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/29/2004
Aircraft: Hughes 369C, registration: N500LA
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 Uninjured.

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The helicopter experienced a loss of engine power immediately after takeoff and landed hard. A Federal Aviation Administration inspector found chicken eggs in the helicopter's fuel tanks. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the accident, and listed it as a criminal case.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

sabotage to the helicopter's fuel system, which resulted in a loss of engine power and a forced landing.

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