1983 Beech 18 Improper/Poor Maintenance Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Multi-Engine

Beech E-18 Non-Fatal Davis, CA April 16, 1983

While in flt on a parachute jumping mission, a fire erupted in the right eng area & a precautionary landing was made. An exam revealed that the float fulcrum screw, pn 13773, on the stromberg carburetor had backed out & allowed fuel to escape into the exhaust area. Reportedly, the screw had not been safety wired.

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