NTSB Identification: ANC85LA108.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27824.
Accident occurred Monday, June 24, 1985 in TALKEETNA, AK
Aircraft: Aeronca 7DC, registration: N4353E
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.
WHILE IN FLT, THE PLT SMELLED SMOKE. WITHIN 30 SEC, SMOKE WAS OBSERVED COMING FROM AROUND THE FIREWALL & UNDER THE FLOORBOARDS. THE ACFT WAS OVER AN AIRSTRIP, SO THE PLT MADE A 360 DEG TURN & LANDED THERE. THE PLT SAID THAT HE IMMEDIATELY APPLIED BRAKES WHEN THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN 'CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO FLIP OVER.' HE EXITED THE ACFT BEFORE IT WAS FULLY INVOLVED IN FLAMES. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SYSTEM..LEAK
BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND
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