NTSB Identification: CHI88LA209.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37630.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 14, 1988 in MT. VERNON, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG, registration: N9769B
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.

WHILE IN CRUISE FLIGHT IN VFR CONDITIONS AND ON AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN, THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. THE PILOT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING IN A SOY BEAN FIELD AFTER AN UNSUCCESSFUL RESTART ATTEMPT. EXAMINATION OF THE OIL COOLER HOSE REVEALED A HOLE CHAFED THROUGH IT AT THE POINT WHERE IT WAS ROUTED UNDER THE CABIN HEAT AIR DUCT HOSE; THIS HOLE ALLOWED THE OIL TO VENT OVERBOARD. THE ENGINE SEIZED DUE TO OIL EXHAUSTION.

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL HOSE..CHAFED

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

FLUID,OIL..EXHAUSTION



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