NTSB Identification: FTW93LA006.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47603.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 06, 1992 in MONTROSE, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/29/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N9633J
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PILOT'S ATTENTION WAS DIVERTED TO INSIDE THE COCKPIT FROM A LOW OIL PRESSURE CONDITION AFTER HE MANEUVERED FROM AN AGRICULTURAL SWATH RUN. AS HE ATTEMPTED TO ADJUST THE ENGINE CONTROLS FOR THE CONDITION, THE AIRPLANE STALLED AND DESCENDED UNCONTROLLED INTO A COTTON FIELD. THE PILOT STATED THE AIRPLANE HAD REACHED 300 FEET AGL WHEN THE STALL OCCURRED AND HE DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH ALTITUDE TO RECOVER BEFORE IMPACT. THE USABLE OIL QUANTITY FOR THE ENGINE IS 16 QUARTS. FOUR QUARTS OF OIL WERE DRAINED FROM THE ENGINE BY THE FAA INSPECTOR AND RECOVERY PERSONNEL AT THE ACCIDENT SITE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT CONTROL AND THE INADVERTENT STALL. A FACTOR WAS THE PILOT'S DIVERTED ATTENTION IN THE COCKPIT.
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