NTSB Identification: ATL87DEI12.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35102.
Accident occurred Friday, September 04, 1987 in PAINESVILLE, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: TOMISHIN W-8, registration: N3992A
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PLT/OWNER OF THE HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT WAS MAKING A LOCAL FLIGHT TO DETERMINE THE FLT CHARACTERISTICS WITH A LARGER WING INSTALLED ON THE ACFT. THE PLT REPORTED THAT WHILE IN FLIGHT AN OIL LEAK DEVELOPED FROM THE AREA OF THE PROPELLER. THE OIL COATED THE WINDSHIELD AND OBSCURED HIS VISION. HE ELECTED TO ATTEMPT A LDG ON THE SOD SURFACE TO THE RIGHT OF THE RWY. THE PLT REPTD THAT DURING LANDING ROLL, THE ACFT DRIFTED INTO A PLOWED FIELD AND NOSED OVER.

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES..LEAK


Contributing Factors

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..DIRTY(FOGGY)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..RESTRICTED


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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