NTSB Identification: MKC83LA007
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 12, 1982 in LEXINGTON, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/12/1983
Aircraft: SMITH MINIPLANE MINI, registration: N28M
Injuries: 1 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.

DURING TAXI FOR TAKEOFF THE PILOT SMELLED FUEL FUMES IN THE COCKPIT AND NOTICED FUEL LEAKAGE UNDER THE FUEL TANK, LOCATED ABOVE THE PILOTS LEG. THE PILOT THEN PARKED THE AIRCRAFT AND SHUTDOWN THE ENGINE. A FIRE STARTED AFTER HE DEPLANED AND CONSUMED THE FABRIC-COVERED AIRCRAFT. THE SOURCE OF THE FUEL LEAK WAS NOT DETERMINED.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..LEAK


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..FUMES

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