NTSB Identification: NYC91LA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44990.
Accident occurred Friday, June 07, 1991 in PAULDING, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/07/1993
Aircraft: Aerofab Inc. 4/210, registration: N516L
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 SAID THE ENGINE OIL PRESSURE DROPPED TO ZERO, WHICH RESULTED IN A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER AND SUBSEQUENT FORCED LANDING. DURING THE FORCED LANDING THE RIGHT WING STRUCK WIRES CAUSING THE AIRPLANE TO IMPACT THE GROUND SHORT OF THE INTENDED LANDING FIELD. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED THE ENGINE OIL LEAKED FROM THE AREA OF THE OIL FILTER UNTIL THE ENGINE WAS DEPLETED OF OIL. THE PILOT STATED HE HAD CHANGED THE ENGINE OIL A DAY PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT AND DID NOT TEST RUN THE ENGINE TO CHECK FOR OIL LEAKS.

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

THE IMPROPER INSTALLATION OF THE OIL FILTER BY THE PILOT WHICH RESULTED IN A LEAK AND SUBSEQUENT OIL EXHAUSTION.

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