Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rockwell International S-2R, N23ML: Incident occurred July 15, 2014 at Witthuhn Airport (1NE2), Callaway, Nebraska

Callaway Fire and Rescue were called to the scene of an airplane fire around 11:00 am on July 15.

According to pilot John Wittuhn, he had just cleaned out the plane and could smell something strange so decided to taxi the plane back to the hangar to check out the problem.  Before he could get to the hangar the cockpit filled with smoke so Wittuhn jumped from the plane.

The plane proceeded ahead and the nose went over an embankment and caught on fire.  Callaway Fire Department as able to contain the blaze quickly.

Wittuhn, the owner of a crop dusting service called Wittuhn Aerial Service, believes that an electrical problem caused the fire.

Story and Photos:  http://www.sandhillsexpress.com

Registration Pending:   http://registry.faa.gov/N23ML 

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