Date & Time: Jun 28, 1997 at 1618 LT
Type of aircraft:
Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
Hondu Carib Cargo
Venetie - Fairbanks
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
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The air cargo flight had just off loaded its cargo at a remote site. Shortly after takeoff, the number two engine begin to run rough. The engine was shut down, and the propeller feathered. During the shutdown process, a fire warning light illuminated, and fire became visible near the number 2 engine. The crew activated both banks of engine fire extinguishers, but were unable to extinguish the fire. While on approach to an off-airport emergency landing site, the number two engine fell off and ignited a brush fire. The crew made a successful landing and ran away from the airplane. The airplane continued to burn and was destroyed by fire. The number 2 engine was not recovered or located.
A fire associated with the number 2 engine for undetermined reasons.