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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37954
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Date:08-DEC-1982
Time:22:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AEST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-60-601P
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N90692
C/n / msn: 61P-0335-097
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Valparaiso, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Destin, FL (C)
Destination airport:Huntsville, AL (C)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
TWO MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT REPORTED A LOSS OF THE LEFT ENG. HE WAS IMMEDIATELY CLEARED FOR A LANDING AT EGLIN AFB. WHILE MANEUVERING FOR A LANDING THE LEFT ENG & WING SEPARATED FROM THE ACFT. THE ENG WAS SEPARATED FROM THE WING & SHOWED EVIDENCE OF IN FLIGHT FIRE. THE MOST INTENSE HEAT WAS IN THE ENG ACCESSORY SECTION IN THE AREA BETWEEN THE BENDIX FUEL SERVO & THE INBOARD TURBOCHARGER. THERE WAS EXTENSIVE FIRE DAMAGE TO THE OIL & FUEL LINES ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ACCESSORY SECTION, THE OIL DIPSTICK SHOWED NO OIL & THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE TO SHOW THAT THE OIL HAD SPILLED IN THE IMPACT CRATER. ABOUT 25 MIN PRIOR TO TAKEOFF THE PLT TELEPHONED THE MAINT. FACILITY WHO HAD ACCOMPLISHED RECENT MAJOR REPAIRS ON THE ACFT & RELATED HE WAS EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTY WITH THE LEFT THROTTLE. THE PLT WAS ADVISED TO HAVE A MECHANIC CHECK IT OUT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X04911


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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