NTSB Identification: NYC82FA134
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 28, 1982 in BENNINGTON, VT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/28/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31, registration: N620WF
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.
WHILE ON APPROACH TO LAND, THE PILOT NOTICED THE AIRCRAFT'S GEAR WARNING LIGHTS WERE OUT AND THE CIRCUIT BREAKERS WERE TRIPPED. THE PILOT ADVISED OPERATIONS AND STARTED A FLY-BY WHEN HE NOTICED A FIRE IN THE LEFT ENGINE. THE PILOT FEATHERED THE LEFT ENGINE AND THE FIRE WENT OUT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS LANDED SAFELY. THE FIRE HAD DAMAGED THE GEARWARNING SYSTEM. A TURBO OUTLET CLAMP HAD BROKEN IN THE LEFT ENGINE, PIPER P/N 556962.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:EXHAUST SYSTEM,CLAMP..FAILURE,TOTAL
LANDING GEAR,GEAR WARNING SYSTEM..BURNED
LANDING GEAR,GEAR INDICATING SYSTEM..BURNED
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