NTSB Identification: LAX96LA164.
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Accident occurred Saturday, March 30, 1996 in SEARCHLIGHT, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/06/1996
Aircraft: RUSSMAN AVID FLYER, registration: N5439V
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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After flying 20 minutes on a planned 30-minute flight, the pilot experienced a loss of engine oil and subsequent engine seizure. The pilot made a forced landing in desert terrain and the airplane collided with trees. The pilot reported evidence of a leaking oil line.

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

an engine failure from oil exhaustion due to a leak in the oil line.

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