Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2011 Issue

January 17, 2011, Charlotte Amalie, U.S.V.I., Convair 340-71

At about 0810 Atlantic time, the airplane experienced an in-flight fire aft of the left engine shortly after takeoff. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the Part 91 positioning flight. The airplane sustained substantial heat damage to the rear wing spar; the airline transport pilot and commercial pilot were not injured.

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