NTSB Identification: SEA86IA058.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29907.
Incident occurred Monday, February 03, 1986 in ROCHE HARBOR, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA T210, registration: N5205A
Injuries: 5 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.

ON INITIAL CLIMB AFTER TAKEOFF, ELECTRICAL FIRE BROKE OUT IN BACK OF PILOT'S YOKE. PILOT MANAGED TO EXTINGUISH FIVE- INCH FLAMES BY HAND, CLIMBED TO 2000 FEET AND EVALUATED SITUATION. NOTING NO FURTHER PROBLEMS, FLIGHT WAS CONTINUED TO DESTINATION. ENROUTE, COMMUNICATIONS BECAME ERRATIC, TRANSMITTING CAPABILITY EVENTUALLY LOST BEFORE UNEVENTFUL LANDING ACCOMPLISHED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED CORRODED AND SHORTED PRINT CIRCUIT BOARD SERVING YOKE ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS.

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRIC RELAY..CORRODED

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRIC RELAY..SHORTED

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