NTSB Identification: SEA84FA031.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23622.
Accident occurred Monday, January 02, 1984 in GARFIELD, WA
Aircraft: Piper 601P, registration: N6081Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT WAS FORCED TO LAND ON A ROAD DUE TO A FIRE IN THE LEFT WING. DURING THE INVESTIGATION OF THE ACCIDENT IT WAS FOUND THAT THE LEFT TURBOCHARGER HAD BEEN REMOVED AND REINSTALLED SEVERAL TIMES. A CLAMP ON THE TURBOCHARGER EXHAUST WASIMPROPERLY INSTALLED AND NOT ALIGNED PROPERLY. THIS ALLOWED HOT GASES TO BE DIVERTED AND BLOW ON THE FIREWALL AND MELT AFUEL LINE WHICH STARTED THE FIRE.

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

EXHAUST SYSTEM,CLAMP..IMPROPER

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..BURNED


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..OVERLOAD

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