NTSB Identification: LAX84LA158.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24440.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 29, 1984 in COALINGA, CA
Aircraft: BEECH J35, registration: N8299D
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

WHILE CRUISING AT 8,500 FT MSL,THE PLT NOTICED A LOSS OF ALL OIL PRESSURE. HE SECURED THE ENG, LOWERED THE LANDING GEAR & WING FLAPS, & DECLARED AN EMERGENCY STATING HE WOULD ATTEMPT AN ENG OUT LANDING AT HARRIS RANCH ARPT. WHILE DESCENDINGTHROUGH 1,000 FT MSL, HE REPORTED THAT HE COULD NOT REACH THE ARPT & RETRACTED THE FLAPS. THE ACFT NOSED OVER IN A SOFT PLOWED FIELD 1/4 MI SHORT OF THE RWY. THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF AN OIL LEAK IN THE ENG & THE BOTTOM OF THE ACFT WAS COVERED WITH OIL. THERE WAS NO OIL IN THE ENG & THERE WAS A HOLE IN THE CRANKCASE CAUSED BY THE FAILURE OF THE #6 CONROD. THE OTHER CONRODS WERE OVERHEATED. THE OIL FILTER ADAPTER WAS SAFETIED BUT VERY LOOSE. THE INTERNAL & EXTERNAL THREADS WERE BADLY WORN.

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM..WORN

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM..LOOSE

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:

FLUID,OIL..EXHAUSTION

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..OVERTEMPERATURE

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

GEAR EXTENSION..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

LOWERING OF FLAPS..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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