Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2010 Issue

July 11, 2010, LaGrange, Ga., Beech 58 Baron

The airplane incurred substantial damage at about 0915 Eastern time during a right engine start. The pilot was not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. After both wings were filled with fuel to capacity, the flight departed. At approximately 700 feet agl, the right-wing fuel cap released from its opening but remained attached by a chain. Fuel was observed coming from the opening.

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