NTSB Identification: DEN89LA008.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37863.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 06, 1988 in PRICE, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N7335N
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 WAS PERFORMING A BUSINESS FLIGHT OVER MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. ABOUT 1 HR INTO THE FLIGHT, HE NOTICED SMOKE OR OIL VAPOR IN THE COCKPIT. HE SAW OIL ON THE LOWER COWLING AND WING AND COMMUNICATED HIS POSITION AND PROBLEM TO THE SALT LAKE CITY ARTCC. THE ENGINE LOST OIL PRESSURE AND BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH WITH SEVERE VIBRATIONS. THE PLT ELECTED TO SHUT THE ENGINE DOWN AND LAND IN A CLEARING. THE ACFT LANDED WHEELS UP IN ROUGH TERRAIN. THE FUSELAGE, WINGS, AND FIREWALL WERE DAMAGED. A POST-ACCIDENT INSPECTION BY AN FAA AIRWORTHINESS INSPECTOR REVEALED THAT AN OIL LINE SERVICING THE TURBO-CHARGER WASTE GATE HAD BROKEN AND ALLOWED THE ENGINE OIL TO DUMP. WITH THE OIL SUPPLY DEPLETED, THE NUMBER 4 CONNECTING ROD BEARING SEIZED AND THE ROD BROKE, KNOCKING A HOLE IN THE CASE. THE MECHANIC REPORTED THAT THE PILOT WAS ADVISED TO HAVE THE OIL LINE REPLACED 1.5 HOURS BEFORE THIS FLIGHT.

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..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND



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