NTSB Identification: DEN87LA244.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34445.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 26, 1987 in SAN YSIDRO, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N76907
Injuries: 2 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 PLT AND PAX WERE ON A LCL SIGHTSEEING FLT. THE PLT STATED THAT HE HAD BEEN FLYING LOW AND SLOW AT A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE. THE ENGINE BEGAN TO OVERHEAT AND DID NOT COOL OFF AND THE PILOT EXECUTED A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON A DIRT ROAD. THE ACFT BALLOONED AND TOUCHED DOWN OVER A RISE IN THE ROAD. ACFT CRESTED A SECOND HILL AND COLLIDED WITH A CATTLE GUARD AND GATE. POST CRASH EXAM REVEALED OIL DIPSTICK WAS NOT PROPERLY SECURED AND OIL ESCAPED FROM OIL FILLER TUBE.

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..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..OVERTEMPERATURE



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