NTSB Identification: DEN85LA142.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27688.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, May 27, 1985 in BLUFF, UT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N3561G
Injuries: 3 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 ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE WHICH BEGAN DURING AN ENGINE START. THE PLT STATED THAT HE USED PORPER HOT ENGINE START PROCEDURES. HE SAID THE THROTTLE WAS NOT PUMPED. THE PLT OBSERVED THAT THE FUEL PRESSURE WENT TO ZERO DURING THE SECOND START ATTEMPT. SMOKE WAS SEEN COMING FROM THE ENGINE. THE ACFT FIRE EXTINGUISHER FAILED TO OPERATE AND THE ACFT WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED BY FIRE. DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE, THE PRE-ACCIDENT CONDITION OF THE CARBURETOR COULD NOT BE EVALUATED.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..UNDETERMINED

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..FIRE

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