NTSB Identification: CEN14LA239
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Friday, May 09, 2014 in Columbus, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 525C, registration: N718MV
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.
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On May 9, 2014, about 1537 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 525C multi-engine turbofan airplane, N718MV, was substantially damaged during an engine start at Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), Columbus, Ohio. The two crewmembers and two passengers were not injured. The airplane was registered to Foxy Air 2009 LLC; Columbus, Ohio, and was being operated by Capital City Jet Center, Inc.; Columbus, Ohio. Day visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed at the time of the accident and an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan had been filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 non-scheduled passenger flight. At the time of the accident the airplane was preparing to depart LCK for a flight to Bolton Field Airport (TZR), Columbus, Ohio.
The airplane was parked on the ramp and oriented on a heading of about 325 degrees with the main cabin door shut and the right engine operating. The flight crew had initiated a start sequence on the left engine when witnesses outside the airplane notified them of a fire in the left engine. The flight crew then shut down both engines, closed the left firewall shutoff, activated the fire bottle, and all four occupants evacuated through the main cabin door. The fire continued to burn and was extinguished by aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) crews. The fire resulted in substantial damage to empennage and the left engine pylon, and the rear of the left engine cowling was mostly consumed.
At 1535, the official surface weather observation site at LCK, reported wind from 210 degrees at 19 knots, gusting to 27 knots, visibility of 10 miles, temperature 25 degrees Celsius (C), dew point 12 degrees C, and an altimeter setting of 29.87 inches of Mercury.
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