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Inspection of General Aviation Aircraft Exhaust Systems

Exhaust system failure has caused a number of serious accidents in the past. Some of the problems that can arise out of an exhaust system failure are carbon monoxide poisoning, partial or complete loss of engine power, and fire. With these hazards, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released Advisory Circular (AC) No. 91-59A in July 2007, canceling its 1982 predecessor, AC No. 91-59. AC 91-59A focuses on the hazards that a poorly maintained aircraft exhaust system can pose to safety. It further provides the problems that should be expected as it recommends the pilots and the mechanics to perform ...