ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58896
Last updated: 21 November 2014
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Date:07-MAR-2009
Time:4:45 pm
Type:Silhouette image of generic TBM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman TBM-3 Avenger
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N188TD
C/n / msn: 53522/3584
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Millville, New Jersey -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:KMIV
Destination airport:KMIV
Narrative:
The 1945-vintage TBM-3 torpedo bomber had just had an overhauled carburettor installed. After satisfactory ground tests the aircraft was taken for an air test. At about 600 to 700 feet AGL, and on the crosswind leg for Runway 14, heavy smoke was seen issuing from the aircraft.
The pilot carried out an emergency landing on Runway 28, and the Avenger was completely engulfed in flames by the end of the landing roll.
The pilot escaped from the aircraft on the landing roll with serious burns. N188TD was destroyed by fire.

Sources:
http://www.nj.com/south/index.ssf/2009/03/wwii_avenger_bursts_into_flame.html
NTSB reports for March 2009.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Mar-2009 23:08 slowkid Added
01-Apr-2009 23:55 angels one five Updated
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