Cockpit Fire forces Landing in Kirksville

Sunday, September 7, 2008
By George Hatcher


What: Private charter jet registered to JJSA aviation out of San Jose, California; and the plane owned by the Honeywell Corporation.
Where: Kirksville Regional Airport
When: Friday. 1:15 p.m.
Who: 20-25 passenger jet was only carrying one passenger. No injuries.
Why: electrical fire in the cockpit. The electrical malfunction appeared to stem from a heated window in the cockpit, similar to a defrosting window on a car. The failure caused the plane’s windshield to smoke and burn.

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