NTSB Identification: ATL83LA042
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Monday, November 22, 1982 in RICHMOND, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/22/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350, registration: N3528U
Injuries: 2 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 AIRCRAFT HAD AN ENGINE FIRE A SHORT TIME AFTER TAKE-OFF FROM RICHMOND, VA. THE PILOT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY AND DOVE THE AIRCRAFT FROM 6000 FEET TO PUT OUT THE FIRE. SINCE THE FIRE WENT OUT THE PLAN TO LAND AT PETERSBURG WAS CHANGED TO RICHMOND BECAUSE OF CRASH EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE. THE FIRE STARTED WHEN #5 CYLINDER SEPARATED AND RUPTURED A FUEL LINE. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED AT RICHMOND WITH NO FURTHER DAMAGE AND NO INJURIES.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..SEPARATION

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CRANKCASE..CRACKED

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..DISCONNECTED

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..FIRE

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