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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 131630
Last updated: 19 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182C
Registration: N8563T
C/n / msn: 52463
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Loraine, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that he let the engine warm up, taxied to the west end of the strip, throttled up to 1,700 rpm, performed a magneto check with 100 rpm drop on each magneto, pulled carburetor heat, and then the engine died. He said that he pushed in the carburetor heat, adjusted the throttle, and cranked the engine two or three times. He said that he smelled smoke, looked out, saw smoke, got out of the airplane, and saw flames inside of the bottom of the engine compartment. The airplane was destroyed by the ensuing fire. Postaccident inspection disclosed that the carburetor float level was found higher than the specified level. The carburetor hose was found stiff and was marked first quarter of 1977.
Probable Cause: A fuel system related fire in the engine compartment.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 15:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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