Friday, June 8, 2018

Beech 58 Baron, N190RS, registered to Bonanza Partners LLC and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred June 08, 2018 at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (KBTR), Louisiana

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Accident Number: CEN18LA221
Date & Time: 06/08/2018, 1605 CDT
Registration: N190RS
Aircraft: BEECH 58
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

On June 8, 2018, about 1605 central daylight time, a Beech 58 airplane, N190RS, sustained substantial damage during initial climb from the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when the right wing caught on fire. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to Bonanza Partners LLC and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and the flight was being operated on an instrument flight plan. The flight was departing BTR and was en route to the Jonesboro Municipal Airport (JBR), Jonesboro, Louisiana.

The pilot reported that during the initial climb from runway 31 about 200 ft above ground level, she heard a loud bang from the right wing and subsequently saw fire near the right wingtip. She made an emergency landing on runway 13 at BTR and the airport fire department extinguished the fire. The location of the fire was outboard of the right engine near the wingtip and auxiliary fuel tank. The aluminum wing skin exhibited black charring, burn holes, popped rivets, and buckling on the top and bottom of the wing.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BEECH
Registration: N190RS
Model/Series: 58
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Kirby Wagner
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: BTR, 69 ft msl
Observation Time: 1553 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots, 280°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
Destination: Jonesboro, LA (JBR)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: In-Flight
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: In-Flight
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 30.533056, -91.150000

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -  Emergency crews responded to a small aircraft on fire at the Baton Rouge Airport Friday afternoon.

The call went out around 4:15 p.m. on Friday, June 8. 

A spokesperson with the airport says during pre-flight, before takeoff, a twin engine aircraft caught fire due to something sparking near the engine. 

The BTR fire team was able to quickly extinguish the fire.

One person was on-board the plane.

No injuries were reported in the incident, say emergency officials. There was also no impact to overall operations at the airport.

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BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to reports of a plane on fire at the BTR Airport Friday afternoon.

The fire was first reported around 4:15 p.m. at the Baton Rouge Airport. 

An airport spokesperson initially said the fire occurred aboard a small plane during pre-flight checks.

However, the airport later clarified that the fire happened while the plane was still in the air and the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing.

The pilot reportedly heard a loud noise and spotted fire coming from the aircraft's right wing, prompting the landing.

The fire was quickly brought under control and operations at the airport were not impacted, according to the spokesperson.

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