NTSB Identification: MIA86FLT02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33040.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 27, 1986 in MERIDIAN, MS
Aircraft: MCCOY ROBERT-MICHAEL BREEZY, registration: N3269X
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING FLT TESTING OF THE NEWLY PURCHASED ACFT WHICH WAS CONDUCTED PRIOR TO THE X-COUNTRY FLT HOME, OIL CONSUMPTION/LEAKAGE WAS DETERMINED TO BE ABOUT 3 QTS PER HR. THE PLT STATED THAT HE PLANNED THE FLT HOME IN SHORT HOPS SO AS TO MINIMIZE OIL USAGE & HAD DEPARTED WITH THE OIL SUMP FILLED TO CAPACITY WITH 6 QTS OF OIL. DURING THE FLT HOME, THE ENG QUIT & A FORCED LDG WAS ATTEMPTED INTO A FIELD. THE ACFT STRUCK A TREE & CRASHED TO THE GROUND & BURNED. A CHECK OF THE OIL SUPPLY AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED NO READING ON THE OIL DIPSTICK. THE ENG MFGR RECOMMENDS THAT CORRECTIVE ACTION BE TAKEN WHEN OIL CONSUMPTION EXCEEDS 6/10 QT PER HR.

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

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,OIL..LEAK

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,OIL..LOW LEVEL


Contributing Factors

FLUID,OIL..INADEQUATE

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