NTSB Identification: CHI84LA231.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25971.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 12, 1984 in OKLEE, MN
Aircraft: Eagle Aircraft Co. DW-1, registration: N8801P
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.
THE ACFT RAN OFF A ROAD INTO A DITCH WHICH DESTROYED THE MAIN LANDING GEAR DURING THE FORCED LANDING. THE PLT SAID OIL COVERED THE WINDSHIELD AFTER TAKEOFF AND HE COULD NOT SEE WELL ENOUGH TO FIND THE AIRSTRIP SO HE LANDED ON THE ROAD WHILE LOOKING OUT THE SIDE WINDOW. THE OIL SIPHONED OUT OF THE OPEN OIL FILLER PORT AND WAS BLOWN OVER THE ACFT. THE PLTSAID HE WAS DISTRACTED AFTER PUTTING OIL IN THE ACFT AND FORGOT TO PUT THE DIPSTICK/CAP BACK ON.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT SERVICE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND
LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL TANK..OPEN
VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND
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