NTSB Identification: MIA89FA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38384.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 21, 1988 in CEDAR KEY, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 310L, registration: N2251F
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE EVIDENCE INDICATED THAT PERSONNEL FAILED TO TIGHTEN A FUEL LINE AT THE FUEL PRESSURE SWITCH ON LEFT ENGINE RESULTING IN FUEL LINE LEAKING INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT IN FLIGHT. AN INFLIGHT FIRE BURNED THROUGH A FUEL CROSSFEED FUEL LINE WHICH COULD NOT BE SHUTOFF BY THE PILOT. THE AIRCRAFT CONTACTED WATER IN A LEFT WING LOW ATTITUDE RESULTING IN THE AIRCRAFT CARTWHEELING.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..LOOSE

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

FLUID,FUEL..FIRE

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..LEAK


Contributing Factors

FUSELAGE,CREW COMPARTMENT..SMOKE


Contributing Factors

FUSELAGE,CREW COMPARTMENT..OVERTEMPERATURE


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