Accident Piper PA-44-180 Seminole N255ER,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 284866
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Date:Thursday 24 May 2007
Time:11:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
Registration: N255ER
MSN: 44-8195004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lubbock, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, TX (LBB/KLBB)
Destination airport:Tulsa International Airport, OK (TUL/KTUL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The 1,730-hour flight instructor and a student pilot performed a normal engine run-up in a twin-engine airplane prior to a local training flight. The run-up did not reveal any anomalies and the airplane was clear to taxi to runway 35L. The right engine lost power while the airplane was holding short to take the active runway. The student pilot attempted to restart the right engine when he noticed "flames coming from the bottom of the engine cowling." The flight instructor and the student pilot exited the airplane through the cabin door without injuries. Airport rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) personnel responded to the aircraft fire and extinguished the fire. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, who responded to the scene, reported that the right engine nacelle sustained structural damage as result of the engine fire. Additionally, the inspector found the exhaust stack for the number one cylinder had separated. The inspector also reported that the braided fuel line leaked when the line was pres

Probable Cause: The failure of the engine fuel supply line and the separation of the number one cylinder exhaust pipe resulting in an engine fire.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

01-Oct-2022 09:51 ASN Update Bot Added
17-Nov-2022 19:51 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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