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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30466
Last updated: 3 October 2019
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Date:16-JUL-1999
Time:18:00
Type:Cessna 411
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N660EM
C/n / msn: 4110142
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location: -
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:7D2
Destination airport:Fort Scott, KS (FSK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot heard two loud backfires or explosions during the right engine start. He saw an area of the right wing expanded upward. The passenger saw flames coming from the right wing. The pilot shut down both engines. Two observers fought the fire with extinguishers. The pilot and passenger evacuated the airplane. The fire department chief said that a 'couple hundred foot' column of black smoke was observed and the response time was four to five minutes. He said the airplane was facing north, the wind was coming from the west, and the wind blew the flames away from the fuselage. He said the right wing outboard of the engine nacelle was on the ground with some wiring and some melted structure present between the nacelle and the wing. The tops of the wing and tip tank were melted and flames were observed coming out from the melted areas and from the nacelle area. Inspectors at the scene were unable to determine the source of the fire. The airplane records were reviewed and they did not reveal any anomalies.

Probable Cause: Engine explosion/fire during start for undetermined reason.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X19198&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
14-Dec-2017 08:40 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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