NTSB Identification: NYC87LA136.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34724.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 30, 1987 in YORK, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: BEECH BE-18, registration: N66PA
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.

WHILE THE AIRCRAFT WAS BEING FERRIED FROM MASSY, MARYLAND TO ANKENY, IOWA, A LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE ON THE LEFT ENGINE WAS EXPERIENCED. A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING WAS MADE IN A CORNFIELD WITH THE LANDING GEAR IN THE UP POSITION WHEN THE GEAR FAILED TO EXTEND. FIRE ERUPTED ON THE GROUND. DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE THE REASON FOR THE LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE WAS UNDETERMINED.

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

LANDING GEAR..INOPERATIVE

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,OIL..PRESSURE TOO LOW

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