NTSB Identification: ATL88LA006.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35164.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 08, 1987 in SANDERSVILLE, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: BEECH H-18, registration: N711LC
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 COCKPIT BEGAN TO FILL WITH SMOKE DURING INITIAL CLIMB AFTER THE PLT RAISED THE LDG GEAR. THE PLT RETURNED TO THE ARPT AND MADE AN EMERGENCY LDG. AFTER EVACUATING THE ACFT, THE PLT OBSERVED THAT THE RT ENGINE NACELLE AFT OF THE FIREWALL WAS ON FIRE. INITIAL ATTEMPTS BY GROUND PERSONNEL TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. THE FIRE WAS EXTINGUISHED SEVERAL MINUTES LATER BY A LOCAL FIRE DEPT AFTER THE ACFT HAD SUSTAINED EXTENSIVE FIRE DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT WING. THE ACFT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY EXAMINED BY AN FAA AIRWORTHINESS INSPECTOR; THE EXACT ORIGIN OF THE FIRE WAS NOT DETERMINED.

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

NACELLE/PYLON..FIRE


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