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The pilot reported that while attempting to start the aircraft engine, he smelt smoke. All occupants evacuated the aircraft and the pilot attempted to extinguish the fire in the engine compartment with the aircraft's two fire extinguishers. He was unsuccessful in his attempt, and called for assistance. By the time the local fire truck arrived the aircraft had been destroyed by the fire. The degree of destruction was too extensive to permit any meaningful investigation into the cause of the fire.

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General details
Date: 09 September 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 630  
Location:Lady Barron Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Tasmania Occurrence type: Fire 
Release date: 27 September 1990 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-RYT 
Serial number: 18254551 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Lady Barron TAS
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Launceston TAS
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