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Old 07-18-2019, 05:25 PM
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Default RV-14A Lost Due to In-Flight Fire (7/16/19)

An RV-14A was lost due to an in-flight fire on July 16, 2019. The pilot, the only occupant, was taken to the hospital, treated and released. Airplane burned after the forced landing.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/227228

https://kcby.com/news/local/single-e...ot-to-hospital
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Old 07-18-2019, 06:01 PM
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Thanks for posting - obviously interested in learning more about the cause.
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Old 07-18-2019, 06:24 PM
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News media:
"The pilot was the only person on-board during the crash, and there were no other reports of injuries. The sheriff's office said he has been flying since his military service during the Vietnam War."

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Old 07-18-2019, 06:38 PM
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Thank God he appears to be OK. Plane can be replaced.
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:05 PM
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Thanks Carl for the report. Inflight fire every Pilots nightmare. I'm glad the outcome was not tragic.

There was a similar accident with an RV8 N41VA 20 years ago. This was also in Oregon. Total catastrophic engine failure and fire, heat so intense pilot bailed out without a chute and perished.

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/Re...=HTML&IType=FA
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Old 07-29-2019, 05:50 PM
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Anyone have further information on this incident?

Owner's name is apparently Eugene Michael. The preliminary NTSB report states serious injury, so let's hope he is doing well.

When Mr. Michael is back on his feet, I'd like to ask some questions relating to the fire and the airframe. If you know him, please pass along the request.
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Old 07-29-2019, 08:57 PM
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Prelim. NTSB report indicates an electrical fire near lower firewall.
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:35 PM
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The NTSB Preliminary Report:

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/Re...relim&IType=LA

Good thing he was low enough (1500' AGL) to be able to get the airplane on the ground quickly, and that it didn't flip over.
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:55 PM
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Good thing he was low enough (1500' AGL) to be able to get the airplane on the ground quickly, and that it didn't flip over.
Maybe that says something about the more robust RV14A nosegear.
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