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David Orr

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Cockpit smoke
« on: August 26, 2009, 02:19:01 pm »
Landed my g-36 with 3 passengers, and immediately after touchdown smelled and saw smoke coming from the far right side of the panel-out of the top of dash area above where the second battery is located. Have had two Landmark inspections with mechanics and avionics guys behind the panel and they can't find the source of the problem - no evidence at all of anything that burned. Any ideas?

Landing was normal, stall horn sounded just before touchdown. Flew the plane for 3 t.o's and landings around the pattern with an instructor/safety pilot after the inspections stated above and all was normal.

Thomas Turner

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2009, 01:46:01 am »
Hi, David:

I strongly suggest you accomplish the requirements of AD 2009-15-01 before further flight:


The area in question is on the left side of the airplane but it's entirely possible the smoke migrated to the right before coming out from behind the panel.

Thomas P. Turner

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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2009, 04:31:05 am »
The FAA is becoming really concerned with the numerous reports of smoke in the cockpit. Under Pt. 121, 125 and 91 subpart K, you are required to report it to the FAA. That doesn't apply to us but smoke in the cockpit is a serious thing. I agree with Tom Turner that you should accomplisht the AD before flying the aircraft again.

Jeff Guttenberger