NTSB Identification: ATL82IA029
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Tuesday, January 05, 1982 in PENSACOLA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/05/1983
Aircraft: ROCKWELL 114, registration: N5782N
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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

PILOT ADVISED APPROACH CONTROL THAT HE SMELLED SMOKE AND HAD ERRATIC ENGINE INSTRUMENT READINGS WHEN 20 MILES FROM DESTINATION. THE GEAR WAS EXTENDED AND THREE GREEN LIGHTS OBSERVED BUT SHORTLY AFTERWARDS THE WARNING LIGHT AND HORN ACTIVATED. DURING THE LANDING THE GEAR REMAINED EXTENDED AND THE PILOT TAXIED TO THE RAMP WITH THE WARNING SYSTEMS STILLACTIVATED. INSPECTION REVEALED THAT THE LEFT MUFFLER WAS BROKEN AT THE FORWARD END AT THE EXHAUST RISER ATTACH POINT. THREE WIRE BUNDLES LEADING TO THE FIREWALL WERE MELTED. THE MUFFLER FLAME TUBE HAD BEEN REPLACED AND THE MUFFLER REINSTALLED APPROX 37 OPERATIONAL HOURS PRIOR TO THE INCIDENT. THE FLAME TUBE WAS RUBBING VERTICALLY ACROSS THE FAILED AREA.

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

EXHAUST SYSTEM,MUFFLER..CRACKED

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

MAINTENANCE,OVERHAUL..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

EXHAUST SYSTEM,BAFFLE..CHAFED

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