Narrative:An unused hangar at Martinsburg Airport, WV (MRB) was used to store 5000 bales of hay. Early in the morning a fire started, destroying the hangar and one Convair plane of East Coast Leasing (N278E). Another plane (CV-240 N91239) sustained fire damage to the wheels and other possible heat damages.
|Date:||22 AUG 1968|
|Operator:||East Coast Leasing|
|C/n / msn:|| 32|
|First flight:|| 1952|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Martinsburg Airport, WV (MRB) (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Standing (STD)|
CV-600 N278E was sold to Ross S. Liscomb and broken up at Dupage.
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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.