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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36322
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Date:13-OCT-1987
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic P32T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32RT-300T
Owner/operator:Lange Partnership
Registration: N39922
MSN: 32R7887168
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lincoln, NE -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:(LNK)
Destination airport:Kansas City, MO (MKC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
DURING CLIMBOUT, SMOKE BEGAN FILLING THE CABIN AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER THE ENG STOPPED. GROUND WITNESSES OBSERVED SMOKE COMING FROM THE ENG COMPARTMENT JUST BEFORE THE ACFT IMPACTED A LARGE WOODPILE BEHIND A HOUSE LOCATED 1/2 MILE EAST OF THE ARPT. EXAMINATION DISCLOSED THAT THE LEFT INTERMEDIATE EXHAUST PIPE (90 DEGREE ELBOW) HAD SEPARATED FROM THE EXHAUST CROSSOVER TUBE LEADING TO THE TURBOCHARGER AND ALLOWED INTENSE, HOT EXHAUST GASES FLOWING FROM THE ELBOW TO SPEW DIRECTLY INTO THE ENG COMPARTMENT. THE FLANGE AT THE OTHER END OF THE ELBOW WAS CRACKED AND EVIDENCE INDICATED THAT THE GASKET, AS WELL AS THE FLANGES, HAD BEEN MISALLIGNED. A REPAIR HAD BEEN MADE TO THE EXHAUST SYSTEM ABOUT A MONTH BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X32402

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-88-147 issued 19 October 1988 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-88-148 issued 19 October 1988 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-88-149 issued 19 October 1988 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-88-150 issued 19 October 1988 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-88-151 issued 19 October 1988 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-88-152 issued 19 October 1988 by NTSB to FAA


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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