NTSB Identification: LAX83FUG04
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 24, 1982 in UPLAND, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/24/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 402B, registration: N7856Q
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PILOT STATED THAT AFTER HE LANDED AND TURNED OFF THE RUNWAY TO TAXI, HE HEARD A LOUD REPORT (EXPLOSION) FROM THE RIGHT WING. HE EVACUATED THE AIRCRAFT AND FOUND THE SKIN SEPARATED FROM THE TOP AND BOTTOM LEADING EDGE OF THE RIGHT WING. SOOT WAS FOUND AROUND THE WING DRAIN HOLE FOR THE LEADING EDGE CAVITY. EVIDENCE WAS FOUND THAT FUEL LEAKED INTO THE CAVITY FROM AN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED FUEL VENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SYSTEM,VENT..LEAK
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER
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