Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2002 Issue

July 13, Purcell, Okla. / Piper Warrior

At 2155 central time, a Piper PA-28-161 suffered an inflight fire during a night cross-country flight. The pilot landed the airplane on Interstate 35 near Purcell without hitting anything, but all four occupants suffered minor injuries during the accident. The fire apparently started under and behind one of the passenger seats. The fire consumed the fuselage and cabin....

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