Accident ATR 42-320 N15827, Wednesday 21 January 1998
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Date:Wednesday 21 January 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
ATR 42-320
Owner/operator:Continental Express
Registration: N15827
MSN: 175
Year of manufacture:1990
Total airframe hrs:18157 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW121
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Hartford-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR)
Destination airport:Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL/KBDL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During the landing roll, a fire erupted in the right engine. The airplane was stopped on the runway, the engines were shut down, and the occupants evacuated. The fire handles for both engines were pulled and both fire bottles on the right engine discharged. However, the fire on the right engine continued to burn. The airport fire services attended shortly afterwards and extinguished the fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The improper overhaul of lug holes on the fuel/oil heat exchanger. A factor was the lack of direction contained in the manufacturer's overhaul manual for working with the lug holes."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC98FA062
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 6 months
Download report: Final report



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