NTSB Identification: DEN85LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26213.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 25, 1984 in HEBER CITY, UT
Aircraft: BEECH C-45H, registration: N9561Z
Injuries: 2 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.

WHILE IN CRUISE FLT, PLT NOTED GRADUAL LEFT ENG OIL PRESS DROP FROM NORMAL 70 PSI TO 20 PSI. PLT SHUT DOWN LEFT ENG, FEATHERED PROP AND DIVERTED TO ALTERNATE AIRPORT. EN ROUTE TO ALTERNATE PLT ATTEMPTED TO RESTART LEFT ENG TO AVOID SINGLE-ENGINE LANDING. PLT STATED ACFT BATTERY WAS 'GROUND DOWN' BY UNSUCCESSFUL START ATTEMPTS. ON ARRIVAL AT AIRPORT, GEAR WOULD NOT LOWER BY ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DUE LOW BATTERY OUTPUT. PLT ATTEMPTED TO LOWER GEAR MANUALLY BUT INSUFFICIENT TIME AND ALTITUDE REMAINED TO COMPLETE OPERATION BEFORE LANDING. PLT ATTEMPTED SINGLE- ENGINE GO-AROUND WITH GEAR PARTIALLY EXTENDED. ACFT WOULD NOT MAINTAIN ALTITUDE. PLT EXECUTED FORCED LANDING IN OPEN FIELD, ELEVATION 5600 FT MSL.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL REGULATOR..PRESSURE TOO LOW


Contributing Factors

WHEELS UP LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD








Contributing Factors

EXPECTANCY..PILOT IN COMMAND





Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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