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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135076
Last updated: 28 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Registration: N8340B
MSN: 36140
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chiriaco Summit, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Chiriaco Summit, CA (L77)
Destination airport:J Cochran Rg AP, CA (TRM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During engine start, an engine fire started and consumed the airplane. The pilot applied primer and began to start the engine. He heard a backfire and flames emitted from the engine. He continued the engine start attempt; however, the flames became too excessive and the pilot and passenger were forced to evacuate the airplane. Post accident examination of the wreckage by the Federal Aviation Administration accident coordinator showed no mechanical malfunctions.
Probable Cause: Engine fire during start-up for undetermined reasons.




Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 18:34 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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