Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Cirrus SR22 GTS, Johnnie Burrows LLC, N454RK: Accident occurred October 31, 2016 at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport / Ryan Field, (KBTR), Louisiana

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
Continental Motors; Mobile, Alabama
Cirrus Aircraft; Duluth, Minnesota 

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report  - National Transportation Safety Board:

Johnnie Burrows LLC:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA034

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 31, 2016 in Baton Rouge, LA
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22, registration: N454RK
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On October 31, 2016, about 1530 central daylight time, a Cirrus SR22 airplane, N454RK, experienced an engine fire while at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Ryan Field, (KBTR), Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The airline transport rated pilot was not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged during the accident. The airplane was registered to and operated by Johnnie Burrow, LLC, Longview, Texas, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 cross country flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.

The pilot reported that she had flown into the airport about 2.5 hours earlier, and then parked at the airport. Before departing for a return cross-country flight, the pilot conducted a normal preflight and engine start. About a minute after engine start, she heard a loud "pop", followed by the smell of smoke, an erratic engine sound, and the oil light illuminating. She shut down the engine and evacuated the airplane. Ground and fire department personnel responded and extinguished the engine fire.

Examination of the engine compartment was conducted by an inspector from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a technical representative from Continental Motors, Inc.

The examination revealed small hole in the fuel drain line near an adel clamp. The fuel drain line assembly appeared consistent with the airframe manufacturer's assembly instructions.

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