NTSB Identification: MKC83IA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20316.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Monday, January 10, 1983 in ST. LOUIS, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 402B, registration: N8200Q
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE RIGHT ENGINE OF THE ACFT STARTED TO BURN WHILE THE ACFT WAS BEING STARTED. THE PILOT NOTICED FLAMES COMING OUT OF THE TOP OF THE RIGHT ENGINE AFTER THE LEFT ENGINE WAS STARTED. THE PILOT INITIATED SHUT DOWN OF BOTH ENGINES AND EVACUATION OF THE PASSENGERS. THE FIRE CONTINUED TO BURN AND WAS EXTINGUISHED BY THE FIRE DEPT. EXAMINATION SHOWED A FUEL LINE RUPTURED AND METAL PARTICLES BLOCKING THE SHUT-OFF VALVE SO THAT FUEL CONTINUED TO FLOW.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..LEAK

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

FLUID,FUEL..FIRE

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