NTSB Identification: FTW87FA116.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34577.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 07, 1987 in TERRELL, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: BEECH V35-B, registration: N1861W
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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.

WHILE ATTEMPTING TO START THE AIRCRAFT THE STARTER SOLENOID WIRING CAUGHT FIRE. THE HEAT FROM THE FIRE CAUSED AN OVERSTRESSED BRAKE LINE TO FALL, ALLOWING BRAKE FLUID TO DRAIN ONTO THE LIP OF THE NOSE GEAR DOOR. THE FIRE THEN BURNED THROUGH THE FLOOR OF THE COCKPIT DESTROYING THE AIRCRAFT.

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRIC WIRING..BURNED


Contributing Factors

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM,LINE..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

FLUID,HYDRAULIC..LEAK

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