Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior, G-BOTF, 9 September 2012

Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior, G-BOTF


The aircraft’s engine caught fire during an attempt to start the engine whilst it was hot from having recently run. In the absence of evidence of a pre-existing defect in the fuel system within the engine bay, it is likely that the engine fire was caused by over-priming the hot engine.

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