Squawk Box

March 2010 Issue

Cracks And Malfunctions

The following information is derived from the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reports and Aviation Maintenance Alerts.

During an accident investigation, the top l/h engine cowling was found with evidence of fire damage. The l/h exhaust manifold pipe was loose and the l/h turbocharger clamp was lying in the bottom of the engine cowl. This aircraft was destroyed in fire, sustaining one fatality. Exhaust clamp p/n: MVT69183200LW1. The engine was a Lycoming TIO-540-J2B, presumably installed under an STC.

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