NTSB Identification: CHI85LA363.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29470.
Accident occurred Friday, August 30, 1985 in HOLLANDALE, MN
Aircraft: CALLAIR A-9, registration: N8273H
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.
DURING A MANEUVERING TURN WHILE CROP DUSTING THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A MUFFLER FAILURE AND ENGINE FIRE. HE LANDED SUCCESSFULLY AND ABANDONED THE AIRCRAFT. SUBSEQUENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE BRACKET THAT HOLDS THE MUFFLER/ EXHAUST PIPE TO THE AIRCRAFT HAD BROKEN. HOT EXHAUST GAS SUBSEQUENTLY STARTED A FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. MUFFLER SHROUD BOLTS AND NUTS WERE MISSING FROM AT SIDE OF ENG COMARTMENT. ALSO THE ACFT WAS IMPROPERLY FUELED WITH AUTO GASOLINE. THE CALLAIR A-9 DOES NOT HOLD AN STC FORGASOLINE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:MAINTENANCE,REPLACEMENT..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND
AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
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