NTSB Identification: MIA89LA019.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37714.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, October 29, 1988 in SAN JUAN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N5237Y
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.

THE PILOT NOTED AN EXPLOSION IN THE RIGHT WING DURING ENGINE START. HE STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN 'TOPPED OFF' PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT. RESIDUE OF FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE WING OUTSIDE THE FUEL CELLS AFTER THE EXPLOSION.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,TANK..LEAK

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