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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : 7i7|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 210 Centurion / Turbo Centurion 210C, 210D|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : overcame equipment problem|
flight crew : declared emergency
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
After an uneventful flight from fdk to 7i7, parked airplane in tie-down area on ramp. I was sitting in cockpit. Engine shut down, master and magnetos turned off and was filling out logbook and putting away sectionals when I smelled something. I looked up and saw smoke billowing from under the cowling. I shut off fuel, ran for fire extinguisher, returned and extinguished fire. Upon decowling aircraft, discovered remnants of debris of possible bird nest. When preflight inspection was done, aircraft was not decowled, however a visual check was done through the oil fill and oil dipstick access and no evidence of bird nest was discovered. Also the 2 hour en route flight had no smell that indicated there may be a problem. Temperature for oil and cht were in normal ranges throughout flight. This is being reported as an incident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C210 PLT EXPERIENCES A FIRE IN HIS ENG AFTER A 2 HR FLT AND SHUTDOWN AT RAMP. AFTER FIRE WAS PUT OUT IT WAS THOUGHT THAT IT WAS A BIRD'S NEST THAT HAD CAUGHT FIRE FROM ENG POSTFLT HEAT. NEST WAS MISSED ON PREFLT. THE LAST STRAW.
Narrative: AFTER AN UNEVENTFUL FLT FROM FDK TO 7I7, PARKED AIRPLANE IN TIE-DOWN AREA ON RAMP. I WAS SITTING IN COCKPIT. ENG SHUT DOWN, MASTER AND MAGNETOS TURNED OFF AND WAS FILLING OUT LOGBOOK AND PUTTING AWAY SECTIONALS WHEN I SMELLED SOMETHING. I LOOKED UP AND SAW SMOKE BILLOWING FROM UNDER THE COWLING. I SHUT OFF FUEL, RAN FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHER, RETURNED AND EXTINGUISHED FIRE. UPON DECOWLING ACFT, DISCOVERED REMNANTS OF DEBRIS OF POSSIBLE BIRD NEST. WHEN PREFLT INSPECTION WAS DONE, ACFT WAS NOT DECOWLED, HOWEVER A VISUAL CHK WAS DONE THROUGH THE OIL FILL AND OIL DIPSTICK ACCESS AND NO EVIDENCE OF BIRD NEST WAS DISCOVERED. ALSO THE 2 HR ENRTE FLT HAD NO SMELL THAT INDICATED THERE MAY BE A PROB. TEMP FOR OIL AND CHT WERE IN NORMAL RANGES THROUGHOUT FLT. THIS IS BEING RPTED AS AN INCIDENT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.