NTSB Identification: ATL85LA208.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27923.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 09, 1985 in SHELBY, NC
Aircraft: CESSNA T303, registration: N9718T
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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 STATED THAT AFTER TAKEOFF FROM RWY 23, HE NOTICED OIL COMING FROM THE LEFT ENG. HE INITIATED A TURN TO LAND ON RWY 05 BUT WAS UNABLE TO LINE UP WITH THE RWY. HE ELECTED TO GO-AROUND AND WHEN HE ADDED FULL POWER THE LEFT ENG OIL PRESSURE WENT TO ZERO PSI. THE PLT FEATHERED THE LEFT ENG AND A SINGLE ENG GO-AROUND WAS ATTEMPTED. THE LANDING GEAR AND FLAPS WERE NOT RETRACTED AND THE ACFT CRASHED 2 MILES NE OF THE ARPT AND WAS DESTROYED BY POST CRASH FIRE. THE ORIGIN OF THE OIL LEAK COULD NOT BE DETERMINED DUE TO THE EXTENT OF THE FIRE DAMAGE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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