NTSB Identification: LAX89LA049.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37964.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 12, 1988 in KAHULUI, HI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 337E, registration: N1259M
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 PLT RPRTD THAT AFTER ABOUT 10 HRS ON AN OVERWATER FERRY FLT, HE NOTICED HIGH OIL TEMP & LOW OIL PRESSURE INDCNS FROMTHE REAR ENG. EVENTUALLY THE REAR ENG BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH, SO HE SHUT IT DOWN, FEATHERED ITS PROP AND 'INCREASED POWER ON THE FRONT ENGINE'. ABOUT 1 HR LATER, THE FRONT ENG BEGAN INDICATING A HIGH CYLINDER HEAD TEMP (CHT). HE REDUCED POWER (SOMEWHAT) ON THE FRONT ENG & RESTARTED THE REAR ENG. HOWEVER, AFTER ABOUT 10 MIN, THE REAR ENG BEGAN RUNNING SO ROUGH, HE SHUT DOWN & SECURED IT AGAIN. SUBSEQUENTLY, WHILE TALKING TO A COAST GUARD C-130 & GIVING A POSITION RPRT, THE FRONT ENG LOST POWER COMPLETELY. THE PLT REPORTED THERE WAS SUFFICIENT FUEL ABOARD AND THE FRONT ENG WAS RUNNING ON THE MN TANK. THE PLT ATMTD A RESTART, BUT WAS UNABLE TO GET EITHER ENG TO RUN. HE DITCHED THE ACFT IN THE OCEAN & WAS EVENTUALLY RESCUED. THE ACFT WAS NOT RECOVERED.

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

FLUID,OIL..OVERTEMPERATURE

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

POWERPLANT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..OVERTEMPERATURE





Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

FLUID,OIL..PRESSURE TOO LOW

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