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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.
Grumman TBM-3 Avenger
|C/n / msn:|| 53522/3584|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Millville, New Jersey -
United States of America
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.
NTSB reports for March 2009.
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