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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199768
Last updated: 6 June 2020
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Time:19:45 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PAY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne II
Owner/operator:Burt Aviation & Transportation LLC
Registration: N411DL
C/n / msn: 31T-7720057
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Tuscola Area Airport, Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Tuscola Area Airport, Caro, Michigan (TZC/KCFS)
Destination airport:Bishop International Airport, Flint, Michigan (FNT/KFNT)
While en route between Caro and Flint, Michigan, and in normal cruise flight at 12,500 feet, the master caution light came on. Shortly after this several circuit breakers tripped, followed by an electrical system failure with smoke entering the cockpit. The pilot elected to return to Tuscola Airport, at Caro, Michigan, where a safe emergency landing was carried out some time later.

A subsequent inspection found that there had been an electrics fire in the area of the generator over-voltage relays in the nose baggage compartment. The fire had burnt through the relay covers and the insulation on 'numerous wires' was melted.

Registration N411DL cancelled by the FAA on April 18, 2017


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Revision history:

17-Sep-2017 18:49 Dr. John Smith Added

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