NTSB Identification: MKC85FA168.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29046.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 27, 1985 in ADMIRE, KS
Aircraft: SCHUBERT CASSUTT SPORT, registration: N1115G
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

AT 0847 CDT, JULY 27, 1985 N1115G RADIOED A NEARBY FSS. THE STATION THAT WAS CALLED WAS CLOSED BUT ANOTHER FSS HEARD THECALL. DURING THE TRANSMISSION THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE HAD AN ENG PROBLEM, WAS PUMPING OIL OVERBOARD AND COULD NOT SEE OUTSIDE BECAUSE THE CANOPY WAS COVERED WITH OIL. THE ACFT CRASHED IN A PASTURE IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE ON-SCENE INVESTIGATION REVELAED A HOLE IN THE TOP OF THE CRANKCASE. DISASSEMBLY OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE #4 INTAKE VALVE WAS BROKEN AND THE #4 PISTON WAS DISINTEGRATED.THE DESIGN OF THE CANOPY IS SUCH THAT IF IT WAS OPENED IN FLT THE PLT WOULD BE EXPOSED TO THE FULL FORCE OF THE WIND.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,VALVE,INTAKE..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..DISINTEGRATED

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,PISTON..DISINTEGRATED

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CRANKCASE..OVERLOAD

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

FLUID,OIL..SIPHONING

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