NTSB Identification: MKC89LA075.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38287.
Accident occurred Friday, March 10, 1989 in WYNNE, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1990
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N6602Q
Injuries: 1 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 PLT SAID THAT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO START THE ENGINE IN PREPARATION FOR AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION, THE ENGINE BACKFIRED AND CAUGHT FIRE. BEFORE THE FIRE COULD BE EXTINGUISHED THE AIRCRAFT WAS DESTROYED BY FLAMES. THE LOCAL FIRE DEPT WAS CALLED AND RESPONDED. AS THE FIRE WAS ENGULFING THE FUEL TANK, THE ACFT WAS PULLED AWAY FROM OTHER EQUIPMENT AND HANGAR TO PREVENT ADDITIONAL DAMAGE.

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

AN ENGINE FIRE DURING ENGINE START FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.

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