NTSB Identification: ANC84FA072.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24762.
Accident occurred Monday, May 21, 1984 in EGEGIK, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235, registration: N8767W
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.
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.
THE ACFT CRASHED DURING A FORCED LANDING ON UNSUITABLE TERRAIN. THE PLT SAID THE ACFT ENGINE LOST OIL-PRESSURE ABOUT 20 MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF AND HE TURNED TOWARD THE CLOSEST ARPT.THE ENGINE OPERATED A FEW MINUTES AND THEN STOPPED. THE ACFT WAS LANDED OFF ARPT AND A POST CRASH FIRE DESTROYED IT.THE WRECKAGE WAS NOT EXAMINED DUE TO ITS LOCATION IN A TIDAL SWAMP.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:LUBRICATING SYSTEM..UNDETERMINED
TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE
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