AIRCRAFT: 1981 Mooney M20K, N231LG, S/N 25-0296
ENGINE(S) - M&M, S/N: Continental TSIO-360-MB, S/N 1317174
PROPELLER(S) – M&M, S/N: McCauley 2A34C221-B/90DHC-16E, S/N 902076
APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):
ENGINE: TT: 2,756 (estimated) TSMO: 922 (estimated)
PROPELLER: TT: 2,195 (estimated) TSOH: 611 (estimated)
AIRFRAME: TT: 2,207 (estimated)
OTHER EQUIPMENT: Garmin GMA-340 Audio Panel, Garmin GNS 530, Garmin GNS 430, Garmin GTX 327 Transponder, Insight SF-2000 Strikefinder, Century 41 Autopilot, EDM 800 Engine Monitor, Hoskins FT 101 Fuel Flow Indicator.
DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT: Exterior fire during attempted engine start; fire spread into right side of interior.
DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: Moderate soot covering right side cowl & wing root; Fire damages to right front & rear seat & right side carpet; fire damage to right door inside trim;side windows broken out by fire department; headliner removed by fire personnel; baggage door skin cut by fire personnel; dry chemical fire extinguishing agent and foam sprayed into interior and instrument panel; instrument panel and avionics have streaks from foam & dry chemical running down panel face.
LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT: John Wayne-Orange County Airport, Santa Ana, CA (Jay’s Aircraft Maintenance, Inc.)
REMARKS: Aircraft is intact & tied-down on ramp
Read more here: http://www.avclaims.com/N231LG.htm
W A B ENTERPRISES INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N231LG
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20K
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Long Beach FSDO-05
City: SANTA ANA
AIRCRAFT WHILE ON RAMP, ENGINE CAUGHT FIRE, EXTINGUISHED, NO INJURIES, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA.