NTSB Identification: IAD71II013
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of U.S. AIR
Aircraft: CONVAIR 580, registration: N5814

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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4-0041  70/10/20 NR.WHEELING,W VA      CONVAIR 580         CR-  0  0  3  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       CERTIFICATE UNKNOWN, AGE
        TIME - 0620                    N5814               PX-  0  0 17                            UNK/NR, 4950 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            UNK/NR IN TYPE, UNK/NR
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        OPERATOR - U.S. AIR
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          PARKERSBURG,W VA           UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           FIRE OR EXPLOSION: IN FLIGHT                             IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           SYSTEMS - AIR CONDITION,HEATING AND PRESSURIZATION: OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS - FOREIGN MATERIAL AFFECTING NORMAL OPERATIONS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FIRE IN CABIN,COCKPIT,BAGGAGE COMPARTMENT
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING ON AIRPORT/SEAPLANE BASE/HELIPT.
                                  SMOKE IN COCKPIT
                                  SUSPECTED MECHANICAL DISCREPANCY
        REMARKS- SMOKE AND SPARKS CAME FROM BOTH CABIN HEATER VENTS. BURNED PAPER FOUND IN DUCT SYS,SOURCE UNDTRMD.

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