NTSB Identification: NYC88LA058.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37443.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 19, 1987 in HAMMONTON, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N3041Y
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 AIRCRAFT HAD TAXIED TO THE RUNUP AREA AND DURING THIS PROCESS OF ENGINE RUNUP, THE PILOT STATED THAT THE ENGINE WAS RUNNING ROUGH ON ONE MAGNETO BUT SMOOTH ON THE OTHER. THE CARBURETOR MIXTURE WAS LEANED BUT THE ENGINE QUIT. WHEN AN ATTEMPT TO RESTART WAS MADE FIRE ERUPTED AND THE ACFT WAS CONSUMED BY FIRE. THE PASSENGER STATED THAT THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO RESTART 4 OR 5 TIMES. THE ACFT ENG AND CARBURETOR HAD 2400 HRS WITHOUT OVERHAUL. THIS IS BEYOND THE RECOMMENDED TIME FOR THE CARBURETOR. AVIONICS AND SAFETY INSPECTORS HAD THE OPINION THAT EXCESS FUEL PUDDLING AND BACKFIRE HAD OCCURRED DURING THE RESTART. THE CARBURETOR HAD BEEN TOO BADLY BURNED TO BE FLOW TESTED. THERE WAS NO FIRE EXTINGUISHER ON BOARD THE ACFT.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..FIRE

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FIRE EXTINGUISHER..NOT INSTALLED

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