NTSB Identification: CHI76AC087
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of AIR WISCONSIN*
Aircraft: SWEARINGEN SA226, registration: N538S

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4150  76/8/24    DETROIT,MI          SWEARINGEN SA226    CR-  0  0  2  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1655                    N538S               PX-  0  0  7  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      35, 7755 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG S-D        2343 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BATTLE CREEK,MI             DETROIT,MI
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           FIRE OR EXPLOSION: IN FLIGHT                             IN FLIGHT: DESCENDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           SYSTEMS - HYDRAULIC SYSTEM: RESERVOIR,LINES,FITTINGS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
        FACTOR(S)
           POWERPLANT - AIR BLEED: OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FIRE IN BRAKES,WHEEL ASSEMBLY,WHEEL WELL
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FIRE IN WING
        REMARKS- ALUM HYD LINE RUPTURED,IGNITED BY UNSHIELDED BLEED AIR LINE.

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