Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2011 Issue

March 4, 2011, Carrollton, Ga., Beech C23

At about 1130 Eastern time, the airplane was destroyed following an in-flight fire and emergency landing. The flight instructor and private pilot-rated student were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed for the post-annual-inspection test flight. During engine start, the flight instructor noticed the fuel pressure gauge showed no pressure, but the engine started normally, ran normally and the airplane took off and climbed normally.

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