NTSB Identification: ATL87LA185.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34294.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 24, 1987 in MADISONVILLE, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: BEECH 200C, registration: N617MS
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT STRUCK A 2-FT HI AVGAS PUMP WHILE THE PLT WAS TAXIING AROUND ANOTHER ACFT THAT WAS PARKED. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED & A SMALL FIRE RESULTED. THE PLT & PAX EVACUATED THE ACFT. LINE PSNL WERE UNABLE TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE WITH HAND-HELD EXTINGUISHERS. THE ACFT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY ENGULFED BY THE FIRE & WAS DESTROYED. A LARGE DRY CHEMICAL FIRE EXTINGUISHER WAS LOCATED NEXT TO THE PUMP AT THE TIME, BUT LINE PSNL WERE UNABLE TO GET TO IT DUE TO THE FIRE. THE BLACK TOP AROUND THE PUMP HAD RECENTLY BEEN RESURFACED & NO SAFETY MARKINGS, LIGHTS OR BARRICADES WERE IN PLACE AROUND THE PUMP (EXCEPT FOR THE LARGE FIRE EXTINGUISHER). THE PUMP WAS ORIGINALLY LOCATED NEXT TO THE RAMP EDGE, BUT SUBSEQUENTEXPANSION OF THE RAMP LEFT THE PUMP SURROUNDED BY PAVEMENT.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,OBSTRUCTION MARKING..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

OTHER AIRPORT/RUNWAY MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE..AIRPORT PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRPORT FACILITY

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