What examples of failures in Janitrol heaters can be found in NTSB reports?

As a bit of background, the gasoline heater is a small, gasoline-fueled heating device commonly found in light twin aircraft such as the Cessna 414.

What I'd like to do is compile a list of the associated NTSB reports for all known failures of Janitrol heaters that caused an incident. I'd also like to note which cases had a favorable result and what actions the pilots took to handle the situation.

The answer may eventually lead to a discussion of depressurizing the cabin of pressurized aircraft to put out a fire. While this approach won't work with some fires, it might apply to this situation. This question about in flight fire is relevant to that discussion.

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    $\begingroup$ I found 17 hits in the NTSB database for "Janitrol" but I don't feel like reading through them all to see if the units really contributed to an accident or not ;-) $\endgroup$
    – Pondlife
    Nov 19, 2015 at 13:22
  • $\begingroup$ You have to wonder why anyone would post a query asking a question about a search you can easily do yourself.... $\endgroup$ May 23, 2019 at 13:33


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