AAIB investigation to Flight Design CTSW, G-KUPP

Electrical cockpit fire shortly after takeoff, Redhill Aerodrome, Surrey, 19 July 2018.


An electrical fire in the instrument console developed shortly after takeoff and the pilot returned to land on the active runway. An electrical short circuit with the composite instrument console, resulting in a resin fire, was traced to a damaged wire. The wiring had been previously modified and a Service Bulletin has been released to reduce the risk of electrical and fuel fires.

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Flight Design CTSW, G-KUPP 01-19

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Published 10 January 2019