NTSB Identification: LAX89LA061.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38186.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 06, 1988 in ARBUCKLE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: BEECH K35, registration: N9569R
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING CRUISE FLIGHT, THE PILOT NOTED OIL ON THE WINDSHIELD. THE PILOT DIVERTED TO A NEARBY AIRPORT. ENROUTE THE WINDSHIELD BECAME COVERED WITH OIL. THE PILOT OPTED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON A ROAD. DUE TO POWER LINES, HE DIVERTED TO AN OPEN FIELD. JUST PRIOR TO TOUCH DOWN, A CONNECTING ROD BROKE AND EXITED THROUGH THE TOP OF THE ENGINE. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER.

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

FLUID,OIL..LEAK

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

FLUID,OIL..STARVATION

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

WINDOW,CANOPY..DIRTY(FOGGY)



Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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