NTSB Identification: LAX82IA103
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of JET AMERICA AIRLINES
Incident occurred Wednesday, March 10, 1982 in LONG BEACH, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1983
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-9-82, registration: N778JA
Injuries: 68 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.

DURING ENGINE START, GROUND PERSONNEL REPORTED OVER THE INTERCOM TO THE PILOTS THAT FUEL WAS DRIPPING FROM THE NO. 2 ENGINE AS IT WAS SPOOLING UP AND CALLED FOR CONTINUED MOTORING WITH THE FUEL LEVER OFF. WHEN GROUND PERSONNEL THEN REPORTED A FIRE THE CAPTAIN DISCHARGED BOTH FIRE BOTTLES AND CONTINUED MOTORING THE ENGINE. AIRPORT FIRE CREWS ARRIVED AND EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE. THE PASSENGERS WERE EVACUATED WITHOUT INCIDENT. NO FIRE WARNINGS WERE RECEIVED IN THE COCKPIT, ACCORDING TO BOTH PILOTS. THE ENGINE WAS DISASSEMBLED AND NO REASON FOR THE FIRE DETERMINED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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