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Engine Fire Procedure(Ground)

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Can you please describe the engine fire procedure(ground) for light aircraft.

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  1. Brian on Oct 10, 2013

    Check the Emergencies section of your POH.

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  2. Physicist on Oct 10, 2013

    Piston aircraft’s engine fire procedures are fairly consistent.
    1. You would want to consume the fire into the engine so the fire does not spread outside of the engine. (Throttle Full Open and Keep crank the key)
    2. When the throttle is full open to have the fire come inside of the cylinder, you want to make sure no more fuel is going to get into the firing area. (Mixture Idle Cut off, Fuel off)
    3. Make sure all ignition (electrical) source is off.

    Just Remember in order for a fire to burn, it needs all three elements; Oxygen, Fuel and Heat (which is also ignition). If you remove any one of three, no fire can exist.

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