NTSB Identification: CHI93LA345.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, August 31, 1993 in OTTUMWA, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/20/1994
Aircraft: BEECH P35, registration: N8527M
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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WHILE IN CRUISE FLIGHT, THE AIRPLANE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING AT AN AIRPORT IN OTTUMWA, IOWA; HOWEVER, WHEN HE REALIZED THAT THE AIRPLANE WOULD NOT MAKE THE AIRPORT, HE ELECTED TO LAND IN A CROP FIELD. A POST-ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE DETERMINED THAT THERE WAS A LEAK IN THE OIL FILTER ADAPTER GASKET.

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

an oil leak in the oil filter adapter. A factor was landing in a crop field.

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