S10 EASA AD Fuel Hose Inspection
August 17, 2012 | 2012-0154
An occurrence has been reported of an engine fire during ground run of a S10-VT powered sailplane. The investigation results indicated that an unapproved fuel hose was installed in the engine fuel system of that aeroplane. Subsequent survey of some N-registered S 10 aeroplanes revealed more cases of installation of unapproved fuel, oil and cooling hoses on sailplanes engine systems.
This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to a system leak with subsequent engine fire, possibly resulting in damage to the sailplane and/or injury of occupants.