NTSB Identification: ATL83LA229.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23742.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 15, 1983 in ARLINGTON, GA
Aircraft: Ayres S-2R, registration: N30878
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 THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE ACFT HAD NEARLY REACHED ITS LIFT-OFF SPEED WHEN THE ENG BACKFIRED. THE PLT SHUT DOWN THE ENG, DUMPED THE CHEMICALS & STOPPED ON THE RWY. HE THEN EXITED THE ACFT. AS HE WALKED AROUND THE ACFT, HE SMELLED A STRONG ODOR OF FUEL. HE OPENED THE COWLING TO INSPECT THE ENG & A BLAZE BROKE OUT. THE ACFT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY DESTROYED BY FIRE. DUE TO THE TOTAL DESTRUCTION, THE MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE COULD NOT BE DETERMINED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED



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