August 5, 2005, Orlando, Fla. / Cirrus Design Corp. SR22


The airplane was substantially damaged at about 1110 Eastern time when its right main landing gear caught fire after an aborted takeoff. Visual conditions prevailed. The Commercial pilot reported no injuries. The pilot later stated he experienced an intermittent loss of airspeed indication during the takeoff roll and elected to abort the takeoff. He exited the airplane to check if the pitot-static tube cover was removed then noticed smoke from the right main gear skirt, followed by flames. He communicated with the tower about the situation, secured the airplane and evacuated the area. Moments later, the airport fire department arrived to the airplane and extinguished the fire.


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