Narrative:Improperly installed electrical wiring for special mission operations led to an in-flight fire that caused airplane systems and structural damage and subsequent airplane control difficulties. Crashed on an avenue while on approach to Fresno.
|Date:||Wednesday 14 December 1994|
|Registration:|| N521PA |
|C/n / msn:|| 35-239|
|First flight:|| 1979|
|Total airframe hrs:||6673|
|Engines:|| 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Fresno, CA ( United States of America)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Fresno Air Terminal, CA (FAT/KFAT), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Fresno Air Terminal, CA (FAT/KFAT), United States of America|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) improperly installed electrical wiring for special mission operations that led to an in-flight fire that caused airplane systems and structural damage and subsequent airplane control difficulties; 2) improper maintenance and inspection procedures followed by the operator; and 3) inadequate oversight and approval of the maintenance and inspection practice by the operator in the installation of the special mission systems."
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Distance from Fresno Air Terminal, CA to Fresno Air Terminal, CA as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).