NTSB Identification: FTW87IA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33882.
Incident occurred Friday, April 10, 1987 in BRIDGEPORT, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N6681L
Injuries: 1 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.

DURING CRUISE FLIGHT, THE AIRCRAFT'S RIGHT ENGINE CAUGHT FIRE. THE PILOT SHUTDOWN THE ENGINE AND FEATHERED THE PROP, EXTINGUISHING THE FIRE. THE PILOT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY WITH ATC AND LANDED SAFELY AT AN ALTERNATE AIRPORT, WITH ONLY MINOR DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE. ON SCENE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE #4 CYLINDER HEAD HAD COME LOOSE IN FLIGHT, FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

FLUID,OIL..LEAK

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..SEPARATION

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