NTSB Identification: BFO89LA005.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37896.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 29, 1988 in DOVER, DE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N2074T
Injuries: 4 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.

AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT BEGAN A CRUISE CLIMB TO 5500 FT. HE RPRTD THAT WHEN THE ACFT REACHED 5200 FT, HE NOTICED OIL SPRAYING FROM UNDERNEATH THE FRONT OF THE ENG COWLING. THE OIL EVENTUALLY COVERED THE WINDSCREEN. THE PLT DIVERTED TOWARD A NEARBY ARPT, BUT THE ENG BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH, SO HE OPTED TO LAND IN A FIELD. THE ENGINE QUIT DURING THE LNDG APCH. DRG THE LANDING ROLL, THE ACFT STRUCK A FENCE, DAMAGING THE WINGS & LEFT MAIN GEAR. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT REVEALED THE PROP GOVERNOR OIL LINE HAD FRACTURED AT A BEND, NEXT TO WHERE IT CONNECTED TO THE GOVERNOR. TWO CLAMPS FOR SECURING THE OIL LINE WERE MISSING. THE OWNER RPRTD THAT THE GOVERNOR OIL LINE HAD BEEN REPLACED 41 OPERATING HRS BEFORE THE ACDNT. HE SAID THAT DRG THE EMERG LANDING, HE DID NOT SEE THE FENCE DUE TO OIL ON THE WINDSCREEN.

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL LINE..NOT SECURED

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

FLUID,OIL..EXHAUSTION

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL LINE..FATIGUE



Contributing Factors

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..DIRTY(FOGGY)



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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