NTSB Identification: LAX87LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31612.
Accident occurred Friday, October 10, 1986 in OCEANSIDE, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-30, registration: N7982Y
Injuries: 1 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 X-COUNTRY FLT, THE PLT STATED, THAT JUST SOUTH OF LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL ARPT, THE ACFT'S RIGHT ENGINE WAS RUNNING ROUGH. AT THE SAME TIME PWR IN THE LEFT ENGINE BEGAN DECREASING, THEN THE PROP AUTOMATICALLY FEATHERED. THE PLT ATTEMPTED A RE-START WITH NO SUCCESS. UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALT, THE PLT DITCHED THE ACFT APRX 2 MILES OFF SHORE. POST ACCIDENT EXAM REVEALED THE LEFT ENGINE OIL DRAIN PLUG WAS MISSING. THE OIL DRAIN PLUG ON THE RIGHT ENG WAS FOUND LOOSE AND THE QUICK DRAIN WAS OPEN AND UNLOCKED. NEITHER ENGINE SHOWED EVIDENCE OF HEAT DAMAGE.

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

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,OIL..LOSS,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH

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