NTSB Identification: LAX87LA330.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34974.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 08, 1987 in AVENAL, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: BEECH H35, registration: N7962D
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.
DURING A PLEASURE FLIGHT, THE PILOT NOTED THAT THE OIL PRESSURE WAS READING LOW. THE PILOT DECIDED TO MAKE A 180 DEGREE TURN TO LAND AT A NEARBY AIRPORT. EN ROUTE THE OIL PRESSURE CONTINUED TO DROP. DURING THE FIRST LANDING ATTEMPT THE PILOT STATED THE AIRCRAFT WAS 'TOO HIGH' AND DECIDED TO GO-AROUND. ON THE SECOND APPROACH, THE ENGINE QUIT AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. INSPECTION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO OIL LEAKAGE OF SPILLS. THERE WERE NO OTHER MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS REPORTED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:POWERPLANT..UNDETERMINED
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