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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134998
Last updated: 25 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C177 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 177
Owner/operator:Sonoran Wings
Registration: N30715
C/n / msn: 17701418
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chandler, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Chandler, AZ (CHD)
Destination airport:Tucson, AZ (TUC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
After attempting to start the engine four times without success the pilot called his flight instructor, who advised him to use the "flooded" procedure. Following an unsuccessful start attempt using the flooded procedure, the pilot was going through the checklist when he heard a "pop" sound, then observed dark smoke coming from the engine. The pilot then exited the airplane while first responders extinguished the fire. The pilot stated that a second fire erupted in the engine compartment and "...the airplane's engine started and the propeller started spinning." The airplane was subsequently destroyed by fire damage. Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed extensive fire damage to the engine and forward part of the airframe, which precluded determination of the reason for the fire.
Probable Cause: An on-ground fire in the engine compartment for undetermined reasons.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 16:02 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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