NTSB Identification: MKC89IA012.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37655.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Monday, October 24, 1988 in SPRINGFIELD, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1990
Aircraft: Saab-Scania AB (Saab) 340A, registration: N347AM
Injuries: 11 Uninjured.

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

THE A.C. GENERATOR MOUNTED ON THE LEFT ENGINE FAILED AND RESULTED IN AN IN-FLIGHT FIRE. THE CAPTAIN ELECTED TO SHUT DOWN THE LEFT ENGINE AND DIVERT THE FLIGHT TO THE SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI REGIONAL AIRPORT. A SINGLE ENGINE PRECAUTIONARY LANDING WAS COMPLETED WITHOUT INCIDENT. THE AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE. THE CREW OF THREE AND 8 PASSENGERS ONBOARD WERE NOT INJURED. RESEARCH REVEALED THAT 51 A.C. GENERATOR FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS HAD BEEN DOCUMENTED FOR THE SAAB 340 AIRCRAFT WITHIN THE PRECEDING 24 MONTHS.

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,GENERATOR..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

INADEQUATE QUALITY CONTROL..MANUFACTURER


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,GENERATOR..FIRE

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