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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161557
Last updated: 25 April 2019
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Registration: N10XP
C/n / msn: 1130
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Estates Airpark (XS09), New Waverly, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Livingston, TX (00R)
Destination airport:New Waverly, TX
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that he smelled “electrical” smoke during a cross-country flight in his experimental amateur-built airplane. The pilot decided to land immediately and moved the throttle to idle. He diverted the airplane, but, when he realized that the airplane was not going to be able to reach the diversion airpark, he executed a precautionary landing to a pasture. The airplane was intact when it came to rest. After the pilot exited the airplane, he saw smoke and flames coming from the tunnel located at the firewall between the rudder pedals that housed the forward stick assembly, fuel filter, fuel selector valve, electric fuel boost pump, and a conduit for wires from the back of the airplane. The stainless steel firewall remained intact; however, the wires and controls that ran through the fittings were burned. The pilot reported that no fuel was seeping, that he saw no blue stains, and that he did not smell fuel in the cockpit. The cause of the in-flight fire could not be determined due to the extent of the fire damage.
Probable Cause: An in-flight fire for reasons that could not be determined because the wreckage was consumed by fire.


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Revision history:

20-Oct-2013 03:58 Geno Added
21-Oct-2013 21:05 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2013 02:41 Geno Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 09:18 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]