NTSB Identification: CHI75FEK27
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N6046Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1245  75/5/23    COLUMBUS,OH         PIPER PA-23         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1205                    N6046Y              PX-  0  0  1  CORP/EXEC                 33, 10251 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            281 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - PORT COLUMBUS INT
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          COLUMBUS,OH                 LOUISVILLE,KY
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           FIRE OR EXPLOSION: IN FLIGHT                             IN FLIGHT: CLIMB TO CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: IMPROPER MAINTENANCE (OWNER PERSONNEL)
           POWERPLANT - EXHAUST SYSTEM: GASKET
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MISSING
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - PRODUCTION-DESIGN-PERSONNEL: POOR/INADEQUATE DESIGN
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FIRE IN ENGINE
        REMARKS- EX PORT GASKET AND STUD MISSING.ENG COWL DESIGN PRECLUDES ADEQUATE PREFLIGHT INSP.

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