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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58972
Last updated: 20 April 2018
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Type:Rutan Long-EZ
Registration: N770EZ
C/n / msn: 1276
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Manassas, VA -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Manassas, VA (HEF)
Destination airport:Franklin, PA (FKL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
While taxiing the airplane for departure, air traffic control alerted the pilot that his airplane's engine was on fire. The pilot responded by shutting down the engine, turning off the fuel selector and the electrical master switch, and exiting the airplane. Personnel from the local fixed based operator arrived and suppressed most of the fire until the local off-airport fire department could arrive to put out the remainder. The fire damage was limited to the right side of the engine compartment. The area of the origin for the fire was the right forward side of the engine compartment based on the severity of the damage. The exact source of fuel and ignition of the fire could not be determined.
Probable Cause: A fire of undetermined origin in the engine compartment.



Revision history:

17-Mar-2009 12:20 harro Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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