Narrative:Reportedly, the C-118 burned up while the maintenance personnel were performing a ground test of the wing heater ignition system. They forgot to isolate the fuel from the burner cans. Because no combustion air was flowing through the heating system, the heaters blew up.
|Date:||Saturday 1 October 1983|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 44628/564|
|First flight:|| 1955|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Reykjavík-Keflavík International Airport (KEF) (Iceland)
|Phase:|| Standing (STD)|
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.