NTSB Identification: CEN11LA504
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 22, 2011 in Fort Worth, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/18/2012
Aircraft: QUASAR ACFT CO LLC 214SL, registration: N89QL
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.
According to the pilot, the light sport airplane had recently undergone an engine upgrade. After an initial ground test, the airplane was taxied to the runway for a short test flight. The pilot reported that, as the airplane approached the runway, the engine stopped. Shortly afterward, flames were seen coming from the engine area. The pilot further stated that the fire started and spread so quickly that it had to have been started by a fuel leak. Based on an examination of the damage to the airplane’s engine compartment and the rapid fire progression, it is likely that the engine fire was caused by a fuel leak.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: A fuel leak in the engine compartment, which resulted in an engine fire. Full narrative available
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