Metallic Shiny Debris Was Observed Trailing From The Airplane On June 28, 2021, about 1030 Pacific daylight time, an experimental amateur-built, CCX-2000 airplane, N10TA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Hood River, Oregon. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot, who was also the Director of Maintenance (DOM) for the company contracted to perform maintenance, reported that the airplane was retrofitted with an experimental exhaust system consisting of a titanium exhaust header and an aluminum muffler. The pilot stated that following the installation of the exhaust, an uneventful full engine power ground run was conducted.
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