NTSB Identification: LAX87FA016.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32933.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 15, 1986 in BAKERSFIELD, CA
Aircraft: BEECH K35, registration: N107Q
Injuries: 1 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.

THE FLIGHT WAS IN LEVEL CRUISE AT AN ALTITUDE OF 3,500 FEET WHEN THE ENGINE BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH. A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING WAS MADE. AS THE AIRCRAFT WAS TOUCHING DOWN, TOWER PERSONNEL NOTIFIED THE PILOT THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON FIRE. THE PILOT EVACUATED THE AIRCRAFT AND AIRPORT FIRE EQUIPMENT EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE THREE CYLINDERS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ENGINE HAD NOT BEEN PROPERLY SECURED DURING THE RECENT ENGINE OVERHAUL. THE FUEL PRESSURE LINE HAD BURNED AWAY AND REDIRECTED FUEL TO THE INSIDE OF THE ENGINE COWLING. THE AIRCRAFT HAD FLOWN A TOTAL OF THREE HOURS SINCE THE INSTALLATION OF THE OVERHAULED ENGINE.

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

EXHAUST SYSTEM,BAFFLE..LOOSE

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

MAINTENANCE,MAJOR REPAIR..INADEQUATE..MANUFACTURER

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

EXHAUST SYSTEM,MANIFOLD/PIPE..SEPARATION

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..BURNED


Contributing Factors

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

MIXTURE CONTROL,LINKAGE..INOPERATIVE

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