NTSB Identification: ATL86LA052.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30493.
Accident occurred Friday, January 03, 1986 in WHITEVILLE, NC
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N66218
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 STUDENT PLT HAD MOVED THE AIRCRAFT CLOSER TO THE TERMINAL ABOUT 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THIS ATTEMPTED START. HE TRIED SEVERAL TIMES BUT IT WOULD NOT START. THE PLT THEN PRIMED THE ENG SEVERAL TIMES. HIS WIFE SHOUTED TO HIM THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON FIRE. HIS EFFORTS TO PUT THE FIRE OUT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL.

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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