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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37761
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Date:10-SEP-1993
Time:15:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic P32T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32RT-300T
Owner/operator:Krieve Aviation
Registration: N2207B
MSN: 32R7987038
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Marshall, VA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Dulles Airport , VA (IAD)
Destination airport:Cahokia, IL (CPS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
DURING CLIMB TO CRUISE, THE AIRPLANE'S ENGINE COMPARTMENT CAUGHT FIRE. WITNESSES ON THE GROUND STATED THAT THEY SAW FLAMES COMING FROM THE NOSE WHEEL AREA. DURING THE EMERGENCY DESCENT, THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED TREE TOPS PRIOR TO COLLIDING WITH THE TERRAIN. POST-ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE LEFT INTERMEDIATE EXHAUST PIPE HAD SEPARATED FROM THE LEFT CROSS-OVER EXHAUST PIPE WHICH ALLOWED HOT GASES TO SPEW DIRECTLY INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE LEFT INTERMEDIATE PIPE FLANGE WAS CRACKED AND THE ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN THE LEFT INTERMEDIATE AND CROSS-OVER PIPE WAS LESS THAN THE REQUIRED 1.5 INCHES. A CLAMP SECURING THE EXHAUST PIPES TO THE ACCESSORY CASE WAS MISSING. THE EXAMINATION ALSO REVEALED THAT NUMEROUS AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES WERE NOT COMPLIED WITH AND THE EXHAUST SYSTEM ON THE ACCIDENT ENGINE WAS NOT THE CORRECT SYSTEM. THE AIRPLANE'S LAST ANNUAL INSPECTION WAS PERFORMED ON JULY 30, 1993, ABOUT 3 FLIGHT-HOURS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT FLIGHT. CAUSE: AN INADEQUATE ANNUAL INSPECTION OF THE AIRPLANE AND NON-COMPLIANCE WITH AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES BY COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X13319


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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