NTSB Identification: ATL83LA335.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22592.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 16, 1983 in BAXLEY, GA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N6953Z
Injuries: 1 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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING AFTER THE COCKPIT FILLED WITH SMOKE. A MECHANIC WHO EXAMINED THE ACFT AFTER THE ACCIDENT REPORTED THAT EXHAUST GASES HAD BURNED THROUGH THE MUFFLER SHROUD & HAD BURNED THE IGNITION WIRES.

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

EXHAUST SYSTEM,MUFFLER..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,IGNITION LEAD..BURNED

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