NTSB Identification: DEN89LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37378.
Accident occurred Monday, October 17, 1988 in BRUSH, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA U206, registration: N184V
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

FOLLOWING LANDING AT AN UNATTENDED AIRPORT, WHILE BACK-TAXIING, THE ENG FAILED. DURING RESTART THE PLT HEARD A LOUD 'POP' FROM THE ENG COMPARTMENT FOLLOWED BY WHITE SMOKE AND FLAME. THE PLT AND PAX EXITED THE ACFT AND THE PLT WENT TO A NEARBY PHONE TO CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. A HAND-HELD FIRE EXTINGUISHER WAS LOCATED IN THE BAGGAGE COMPARTMENT AND WAS NOT USED BY EITHER OCCUPANT. A REVIEW OF MAINT RECORDS INDICATED THAT A FACTORY OVERHAULED ENGINE HAD BEEN INSTALLED 60 FLT HRS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT AND THAT THE ACFT HAD BEEN IN POOR MECHANICAL CONDITION WHEN THE ANNUAL WAS CONDUCTED FIVE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. INSPECTION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED THAT IGNITION FIRST OCCURRED NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE FIREWALL BUT THE EXACT SOURCE OF THE FIRE WAS NOT DETERMINED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FUSELAGE,FIREWALL..FIRE

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