NTSB Identification: MIA89LA007.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37882.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 08, 1988 in FLORA, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/08/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA T188C, registration: N2896J
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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

AFTER DISPENSING A CHEMICAL LOAD, THE PLT WAS RTRNG TO RE-LOAD WHEN THE ENG BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH. HE SAID HE NOTED THE FUEL FLOW WAS ERRATIC, SO HE TURNED ON THE BOOST PUMP. THE ENG STABILIZED MOMENTARILY, THEN SMOKE ENTERED THE COCKPIT & THE ENG BEGAN SURGING. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED DRG AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON ROUGH/UNEVEN TERRAIN. THE SHOULDERHARNESS FAILED AS THE ACFT WENT OVER ON ITS NOSE DRG THE LANDING, BUT THE LAP BELT HELD. AFTER THE ACFT CAME TO REST, THE PLT EVACUATED THE PLANE. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. AN EXAM REVEALED A HOLE IN THE EXHAUST PIPE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ENG. THE HOLE WAS NEAR THE EGT PROBE; IT ALLOWED GASES TO BE DIRECTED TOWARD FUEL LINES & ELEC WIRES. THE MODE OF SHOULDER HARNESS FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED SINCE IT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE.

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

EXHAUST SYSTEM,STACK..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

ENGINE COMPARTMENT..BURNED

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..BURNED



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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