January 12, 2007, Coral Springs, Fla., Cessna 182Q


At about 1230 Eastern time, the float-equipped airplane experienced a loss of engine power and an in-flight fire, and was landed on a lake. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane was substantially damaged; the Private pilot and sole occupant was not injured. While nearing the destination airport, the engine suddenly experienced a total loss of engine power. Prior to touchdown on the water, the pilot noticed a fire in the engine compartment. After landing he exited the cockpit, stood on the float, and watched the airplane burn.


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