NTSB Identification: LAX87IA029.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34708.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of PACIFIC SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
Incident occurred Friday, October 31, 1986 in SANTA ANA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: BRITISH AEROSPACE BAE 146-200, registration: N363PS
Injuries: 42 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.

JUST AFTER TAKEOFF THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED A FIRE IN THE NUMBER 3 ENGINE WHICH WAS EXTINGUISHED BY THE ON BOARD FIRE BOTTLES. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT A SECONDARY FUEL LINE HAD PULLED OUT OF A B-NUT FERRULE FITTING AT THE FUEL FLOW DIVIDER MANIFOLD WHICH ALLOWED FUEL TO DISCHARGE INTO THE ENGINE COWLING AREA. THE FAA SDR DATA BASE CONTAINED A RECORD OF 5 PRIOR OCCASIONS WHERE EITHER A PRIMARY OR SECONDARY FUEL LINE HAD PULLED OUT OF THE B-NUT FERRULE FITTING. A FACTORY MODIFICATION TO THE FUEL LINES WAS IN THE PROCESS OF IMPLIMENTATION ON A FLEET WIND BASIS, BUT HAD NOT YET BEEN ACCOMPLISHED ON THIS AIRCRAFT. THE FLT LANDED AT THE DEPARTURE ARPT AFTER THE EMERGENCY WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE FITTING..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..LEAK

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