NTSB Identification: ATL84LA284.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26054.
Accident occurred Friday, September 21, 1984 in HENDERSON, KY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T, registration: N38765
Injuries: 3 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 WAS DAMAGED IN AN OFF ARPT FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE LOST OIL PRESSURE, OVERHEATED AND QUIT RUNNING. THE PLT SAID SHE CHECKED THE OIL QUANTITY AT 7 1/2 QTS BEFORE TAKEOFF FOR THE LOCAL FLT. THE ENGINE OVERHEATED AFTER ABOUT ONE HOUR OF FLT TIME. THE PLT MADE A LANDING ON A GRAVEL ROAD AND SKIDDED OFF INTO A CORN FIELD TO AVOID A CAR. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION SHOWED THAT THE 'PUSH FIT' OIL FILLER NECK TUBE WAS DISLODGED FROM THE CRANKCASE HOUSING AND LAYING LOOSE IN THE COWLING. THE ACFT WAS ONLY SIX HOURS OUT OF AN ANNUAL INSPECTION.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL TANK..IMPROPER


Contributing Factors

FLUID,OIL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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