NTSB Identification: FTW83LA264.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22972.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 05, 1983 in RIO GRANDE CITY, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N8533L
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.
THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING. SHORTLY AFTER DEPATURE THE ACFT COCKPIT FILLED WITH HEAVY SMOKE. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO RETURN TO THE ARPT BUT COULD NOT BECAUSE OF THE HEAVY SMOKE IN THE COCKPIT. EFFORTS TO ELIMINATE IT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. AN OFF ARPT LANDING WAS MADE AND INTENSE FIRE CONSUMED THE ACFT AFTER IT SLID TO STOP. IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO DETERMINE THE ORIGIN OF THE SMOKE OR THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
REMEDIAL ACTION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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