NTSB Identification: ATL86LA107.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30473.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 06, 1986 in FORT DEPOSIT, AL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-300T, registration: N22370
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF SMOKE AND FLAMES ENTERED THE COCKPIT. THE PILOT RETURNED TO THE AIRPORT AND LANDED HARD DAMAGING THE FIREWALL. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED THAT THE TURBO CHARGER EXHAUST CLAMP BROKE AND ALLOWED HOT EXHAUST GASES TO IGNITE A FIRE UNDER THE ENGINE COWLING.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

EXHAUST SYSTEM,CLAMP..FAILURE,TOTAL

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