Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2010 Issue

February 4, 2010, Dolan Springs, Ariz., Piper PA-32R-301T

At about 1500 Mountain time, the airplane experienced an in-flight fire. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was destroyed by a post-crash fire. Visual conditions prevailed. About 30 minutes into the flight, at 9500 feet msl, the pilot smelled fuel. A few seconds later the smell became "overwhelming" and was accompanied by a sensation of deceleration.

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