NTSB Identification: ATL83IA028
14 CFR Part 125: 20+ Pax,6000+ lbs
Incident occurred Wednesday, November 10, 1982 in GREENBORO, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/10/1983
Aircraft: CONVAIR 340, registration: N4814C
Injuries: 3 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.
THE PILOT STATED THAT WHILE AT CRUISE AT 4000 FEET THAT THERE WAS A SHARP JOLT IN THE AIRFRAME AND ON FURTHER INVESTIGATION DISCOVERED THAT THE LEFT ENGINE WAS ON FIRE. THE PROPELLER STOPPED TURNING SHORTLY THEREAFTER. IMMEDIATELY THE PILOT PULLED THE FIREWALL SHUTOFF VALVE AND COMPLETED THE EMERGENCY CHECKLIST. THE FLIGHT CONTINUED TO ITS INTENDED DESTINATION AND LANDED UNEVENFULLY. GROUND EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED THAT THE ENGINE FORWARD BANK MASTER ROD HAD FAILED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,MASTER ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL
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