NTSB Identification: LAX93LA329.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, August 18, 1993 in PACIFIC OCEAN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/1994
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-220, registration: N1232H
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT WAS CONDUCTING A FERRY FLIGHT ACROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN FROM HONOLULU, HI, TO OAKLAND, CA. THE RIGHT ENGINE SUSTAINED A LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE AND THE PILOT SECURED THE ENGINE. ABOUT TWO AND A HALF HOURS, LATER, THE LEFT ENGINE BEGAN TO LOSE OIL AND, SUBSEQUENTLY, THE OIL PRESSURE AND POWER BEGAN TO DECREASE. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN THE CRUISING ALTITUDE AND ELECTED TO DITCH THE AIRPLANE INTO THE PACIFIC OCEAN NEXT TO A RESCUE VESSEL.

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

THE LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE TO BOTH ENGINES FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.

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