NTSB Identification: LAX88LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35291.
Accident occurred Friday, November 27, 1987 in MARICOPA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: BEECH P35, registration: N413EE
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 CROSS COUNTRY FLT, A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING WAS MADE DUE TO SMOKE IN THE COCKPIT AND A LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATION. AFTER LANDING, IT WAS FOUND THAT THE OIL LINE TO THE OIL PRESSURE GAUGE WAS BROKEN. AFTER REPAIRS, THE PLT TOOK OFF AND 10 MINUTES INTO THE FLT THE ENGINE EXPERIENCED AN OVERSPEED. A FEW MINUTES LATER, THE PLT HEARD A LOUD BANG AND OIL BEGAN TO COVER THE WINDSHIELD. THE PLT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON A ROAD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A POLE. INSPECTION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE NO. 4 CONNECTING ROD HAD FAILED AND PUNCTURED THE CRANKCASE. FURTHER EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE BEARING SHOWED EVIDENCE OF HIGH TEMP SCORCHING.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,BEARING..OVERTEMPERATURE

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

FLUID,OIL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..POLE

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