Date: February 21, 1982
Time: 15:33
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Operator: Pilgrim Airlines
Flight #: 458
Route: New York City - Bridgeport - New Haven - Groton - Boston
AC Type: de Havilland DHC -6-100
Registration: N127PM
cn / ln: 105
Aboard: 12   (passengers:10  crew:2)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:1  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft made an emergency landing near a reservoir after a fire erupted in the cockpit while the aircraft was en-route under IFR conditions. The fire spread to the cabin and destroyed the aircraft after impact. The deficient design of the isopropyl alcohol windshield washer/deicer system and the inadequate maintenance of the system which resulted in an in-flight fire. The ignition source was not determined.

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