NTSB Identification: MIA89LA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37956.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 20, 1988 in OKEECHOBEE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/08/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N8262B
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 STUDENT PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING PREFLIGHT INSPECTION, HE DID NOT REPLACE THE OIL CAP AFTER HE CHECKED THE OIL. SUBSEQUENTLY, OIL WAS VENTED OVERBOARD DURING FLIGHT & THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED DURING A FORCED LANDING.

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL FILLER CAP..NOT SECURED

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,OIL..EXHAUSTION

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