NTSB Identification: ERA14LA268
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 04, 2014 in Melbourne, FL
Aircraft: PIPER AIRCRAFT INC PA-28-161, registration: N642FT
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.

On April 4, 2014, about 1014 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-28-161, N642FT, experienced an engine compartment fire after landing at Melbourne International Airport (MLB), Melbourne, Florida. The certified flight instructor (CFI) and pilot-rate student were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by FIT Aviation, LLC, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the local flight, which originated about 1 hour 4 minutes earlier.

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