Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2007 Issue

September 1, 2007, Modesto, Calif., Piper PA-22-150

The airplane was destroyed by fire after landing about 1748 Pacific time. Visual conditions prevailed. The private pilot received minor injuries; the passenger received serious injuries. The pilot later reported that within minutes following takeoff on the two flights preceding the accident flight, he had experienced smoke in the cockpit and promptly landed. The accident flight followed repairs to his airplane.

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