NTSB Identification: SEA07LA094.
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Accident occurred Friday, April 06, 2007 in Chiriaco Summit, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/25/2007
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N8340B
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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During engine start, an engine fire started and consumed the airplane. The pilot applied primer and began to start the engine. He heard a backfire and flames emitted from the engine. He continued the engine start attempt; however, the flames became too excessive and the pilot and passenger were forced to evacuate the airplane. Post accident examination of the wreckage by the Federal Aviation Administration accident coordinator showed no mechanical malfunctions.

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

Engine fire during start-up for undetermined reasons.

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