NTSB Identification: ATL82IA038
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Tuesday, January 19, 1982 in WASHINGTON, DC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/19/1983
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-6-300, registration: N9240N
Injuries: 1 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.

AIRCRAFT WAS BEING FERRIED TO WASHINGTON, DC FOLLOWING REWORK IN TORONTO, CANADA. DURING LETDOWN IN IFR CONDITIONS AND MODERATE ICING, PILOT NOTICED A GLOW ON THE RIGHT WING. AS HE LEANED OVER TO CHECK IT, THE RIGHT ENGINE FIRE WARNING LIGHT AND FIRE BELL WENT OFF. THE PILOT SECURED THE ENGINE AND LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE RIGHT ENGINE INLET DEICE BOOT HAD SHORTED OUT. FIRE DAMAGE WAS LIMITED TO THE BOOT. THE DEICING BOOT HAD BEEN INSTALLED DURING THE REFURBISHMENT. THE CAUSE OF THE SHORT WAS NOT DETERMINED.

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

ANTI-ICE/DEICE SYSTEM,Q-SPRING INLET ANTI-ICE..SHORTED

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