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You prime your engine, crank it, and nothing happens. You prime again, crank, and still nothing. How many times can you do this before you risk an engine fire? And if you have an engine fire, what should you do?
Over priming is a leading cause of engine fires during start. So how do you prevent them? And what should you do if your plane catches on fire on the ramp? We take a look at both, and talk about our experiences with too much fuel in the engine.
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Aleks is a Boldmethod co-founder and technical director. He's worked in safety and operations in the airline industry, and was a flight instructor and course manager for the University of North Dakota. You can reach him at email@example.com.