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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EXEC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mcfarland Rotorway Exec
Registration: N9164X
MSN: 8601439
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mooresville, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Mooresville, IN (PVT)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The amateur-built helicopter was destroyed by a fire that began in-flight and continued on the ground after landing. The flight instructor and dual student were not injured. The instructor and dual student reported that the instructional flight consisted of practicing hovering. They stated that approximately 20 minutes into the flight they thought they smelled smoke and decided to make a precautionary landing. The pilots reported that once they landed, smoke was coming out of the engine compartment and the engine had stopped. Both pilots exited the helicopter safely. Subsequent efforts to extinguish the fire were unsuccessful. A post accident examination was unable to determine the source of the fire due to the extensive damage to the helicopter.
Probable Cause: An in-flight fire for undetermined reasons.




Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
05-Dec-2017 09:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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