NTSB Identification: MKC84FA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23656.
Accident occurred Friday, February 03, 1984 in KANSAS CITY, KS
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30, registration: N7314V
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT CAUGHT FIRE SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PLT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY AND THE ACFT WAS CLEARED TO 'TAKE ANY RUNWAY OR ANY TAXIWAY.' THE PLT LANDED IN AN OPEN FIELD ON THE AIRPORT. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE MAIN SOURCE OF FIRE CENTERED AROUND A FUEL LINE EXTENDING FROM A FITTING ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE FIREWALL TO A FITTING ON THE BACK OF THE MANIFOLD PRESSURE/FUEL PRESSURE (FLOW) GAUGE. THE ALUMINUM LINE WAS MELTED AWAY BY THE FIRE BUT THE FITTINGS WERE INTACT.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL FLOW GAGE..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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