Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2009 Issue

March 16, 2009, Sanford, Fla., Piper PA-28-161

At about 2125 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged following an engine fire on the runway. The flight instructor and student were not injured. Night visual conditions prevailed at the time. Upon coming to a stop on the runway after landing, the engine quit. The pilots contacted the tower to inform them of the situation.

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