NTSB Identification: FTW84FA038.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27875.
Accident occurred Monday, October 31, 1983 in LAREDO, TX
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-3-3C, registration: N44896
Injuries: 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 ORIGINAL FLT WAS ABORTED DUE TO A MAGNETO PROBLEM. THE DEFECT WAS CORRECTED, BUT DUE TO THE DELAYED TAKEOFF, THE PLT ELECTED TO FLY TO MCALLEN, TX, FOR FURTHER REPAIRS. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE AIRCREW NOTED SPARKS/FLARES ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE CARGO/CABIN AREA, BEHIND A BULKHEAD. THE ABORTED THE TAKEOFF & ATTEMPTED TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE, BUT WERE UNABLE. THE CREW THEN EVACUATED THE ACFT & THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. AN INVESTIGATION WAS MADE, BUT THE SOURCE OF THE FIRE WAS NOT DETERMINED.

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

FUSELAGE..FIRE

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


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