NTSB Identification: CHI68F0756
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of MID WEST COMM*
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31, registration: N260Z

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1240  68/5/15    CHICAGO,ILL         PIPER PA-31         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1800                    N260Z               PX-  0  0  7  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      AGE 28, 3450 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG S-D        51 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MEIGS FIELD
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           FIRE OR EXPLOSION: IN FLIGHT                             IN FLIGHT: CLIMB TO CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - IGNITION SYSTEM: LEADS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ARCING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FIRE IN CABIN,COCKPIT,BAGGAGE COMPARTMENT
           PERSONNEL - PRODUCTION-DESIGN-PERSONNEL: POOR/INADEQUATE DESIGN
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  FUMES IN CABIN
        REMARKS- ARCING OF ELEC LEAD CAUSED FUEL FROM CROSS FEED LINE TO IGNITE.POORLY ROUTED ELEC LEADS BY MFGR.

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