NTSB Identification: CHI84LA140.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24925.
Accident occurred Monday, March 26, 1984 in NEW HUDSON, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 182L, registration: N42855
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.
SHORTLY AFTER LEVELING OFF AT 3000 FT THE CABIN OF THE ACFT FILLED WITH SMOKE AND THE ACFT LOST ALL OIL PRESSURE. SHORTLY AFTER THIS THE ENGINE QUIT. DURING THE FORCED LANDING IN A CORN FIELD THE ACFT NOSED OVER. DURING A POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE BOLT FOR THE MAIN OIL SCREEN WAS MISSING. THE PLT SAID HE CHANGES THE ACFT OIL HIMSELF AND IN CLEANING THE SCREEN HE COULD HAVE OVERLOOKED REPLACING THE SAFETY WIRE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL LINE..LOOSE
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