NTSB Identification: MIA85LA115.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27788.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 10, 1985 in PAHOKEE, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N44480
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 PLT STATED THAT WHEN HE SMELLED SMOKE IN THE CABIN, HE LANDED & TAXIED TO THE RAMP AREA, THEN A FIRE ERUPTED. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE FIRE STARTED WHERE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT OCCURRED NEAR THE APU PLUG (IN THE AREA OF THE AFT BAGGAGE COMPARTMENT).

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM..SHORTED

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

FUSELAGE,CARGO COMPARTMENT..FIRE


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