NTSB Identification: FTW87LA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32516.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 31, 1987 in JACKSONVILLE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 175, registration: N175RF
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 STATED THAT HE HAD ADDED OIL TO THE ENGINE PRIOR TO HIS DEPARTURE ON A SIGHT SEEING FLIGHT, BUT ON SCENE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE ENGINE FROZE FROM OIL STARVATION. NO EVIDENCE OF LEAKAGE WAS FOUND. THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN OWNER-MAINTAINED FOR SEVERAL YEARS.
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:MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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