NTSB Identification: LAX86LA020.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30203.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 20, 1985 in PALO ALTO, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-181, registration: N2491Y
Injuries: 2 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 SAID THAT AFTER LANDING AND TURNING ONTO THE PARALLEL TAXIWAY, THE ENGINE QUIT. DURING AN ATTEMPTED RE-START, FIRE WAS NOTICED COMING FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE PLT AND HIS PASSENGER EVACUATED THE ACFT, AND ARPT PERSONNEL PUT OUT THE FIRE. THE ACFT WAS EXAMINED BY AN FAA AIRWORTHINESS INSPECTOR WHO REPORTED NO EVIDENCE OF BROKEN, DISCONNECTED OR LEAKING FLUID LINES FORWARD OF THE FIREWALL.

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..OTHER

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