NTSB Identification: LAX88LA267.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37324.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 21, 1988 in CHICO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N6441P
Injuries: 3 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.

DURING A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT, THE PILOT NOTED A LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE. SHORTLY AFTER, THE PILOT HEARD A LOUD BANG AND THE ENGINE LOST POWER. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE SHORT OF THE AIRPORT WHERE THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN DURING THE LANDING ROLL. INSPECTION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE OIL COOLER HOSE BROKE.

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL HOSE..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

FLUID,OIL..NO PRESSURE

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

FLUID,OIL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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