June 13, Tribune, Kan. / Cessna 210


At 0940 mountain time, a Cessna T210N was damaged during an in-flight fire while in cruise flight near Tribune. The pilot diverted to Tribune Municipal Airport and landed without further incident. The pilot reported the airplane had been in the air for more than 2.5 hours when the nose wheel suddenly extended. He diverted to Tribune and landed, but did not notice any evidence of fire until a postflight inspection revealed the cowling around the turbocharger had been consumed by fire.


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