NTSB Identification: ATL95LA055.
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Accident occurred Saturday, February 25, 1995 in SALISBURY, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/23/1995
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-5B, registration: N28815
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT REPORTED THAT, SHORTLY AFTER TAKE-OFF, HE SMELLED SOMETHING HOT. A SCAN OF THE ENGINE INSTRUMENTS REVEALED THAT THERE WAS NO OIL PRESSURE. THE PILOT CONTINUED TO THE DESTINATION, SALISBURY; HOWEVER, THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND SUBSEQUENTLY SEIZED. THE PILOT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A FIELD. AN INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED THAT THE OIL LINE FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE OIL COOLER TO THE ENGINE HAD SEPARATED FROM THE FITTING AT THE ENGINE. THE OIL LINE HAD BEEN REPLACED DURING AN ANNUAL INSPECTION. THE AIRCRAFT HAD FLOWN APPROXIMATELY 14 HOURS SINCE THE OIL LINE WAS CHANGED.

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

THE SEPARATION OF THE OIL LINE TO THE OIL COOLER WHICH RESULTED IN A LOSS OF ENGINE OIL AND SUBSEQUENT ENGINE SEIZURE.

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