NTSB Identification: DEN84LA240.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25820.
Accident occurred Friday, July 27, 1984 in HAVRE, MT
Aircraft: CESSNA 310Q, registration: CGONG
Injuries: 7 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.

DURING CRUISE FLIGHT WITH FIVE ADULTS AND TWO INFANTS ON BOARD, THE PILOT NOTED LEFT ENGINE OIL PRESSURE DECREASING AND A VISIBLE OIL LEAK. ENGINE SHUTDOWN AND PROPELLER FEATHER WERE ACCOMPLISHED BUT ALTITUDE COULD NOT BE MAINTAINED. A FORCED LANDING WAS PERFORMED IN AN OPEN FIELD. AN 'O' RING FAILURE WAS FOUND ON THE LEFT ENGINE.

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL SEAL..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

FLUID,OIL..LEAK


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