Accident Cessna 172F N7882U, Saturday 20 January 2001
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Date:Saturday 20 January 2001
Time:17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172F
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N7882U
MSN: 17251882
Total airframe hrs:4608 hours
Engine model:Continental O-300D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Greenwood, MS -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Greenwood, MS (GWO)
Destination airport:Greenwood, MS (GWO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
According to the pilot, he noticed smoke in the cabin, and turned around and saw flames behind him. He turned off the master switch and turned the airplane back towards the airport. The pilot landed on the grass next to the runway, and exited the airplane. Suddenly, the pilot executed a left turn and returned to the airport. The controller observed smoke coming from the airplane as the pilot maneuvered the airplane for an emergency landing on the airport.
Probable Cause: An in-flight fire for undetermined reasons. Finding: A factor is the maintenance modification was performed by company personnel prior to the flight.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL01LA026
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20010124X00354&key=1

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 10:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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