NTSB Identification: LAX95LA022.
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Accident occurred Friday, October 28, 1994 in SEARCHLIGHT, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/26/1995
Aircraft: FORNEY F-1, registration: N3019G
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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DURING CRUISE FLIGHT, THE ENGINE DEVELOPED AN OIL LEAK IN THE NO. 1 CYLINDER CAUSING A LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE. THE PILOT SAID THE LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY ENGINE VIBRATION AND LOSS OF POWER. THE PILOT EXECUTED A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING TO A STATE ROAD. ON TOUCHDOWN, THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED A GUST OF WIND. THE AIRPLANE EXITED THE ROAD AND COLLIDED WITH A WHITE SAND EMBANKMENT. THE PILOT STATED THE WINDS WERE FROM 220 DEGREES AT 15, GUSTING TO 20 KNOTS.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the pilot's failure to maintain directional control by improperly compensating for the existing wind conditions. The leaking cylinder, the prevailing crosswind, the soft terrain, and the dirt bank were factors in this accident

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