NTSB Identification: ATL83LA052
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, December 06, 1982 in SNOW HILL, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/06/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N19488
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.

THE PILOT STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS DESCENDING ABOUT 10 MI FROM THE DESTINATION AIRPORT WHEN THE ENGINE FAILED. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PLANE COLLIDED WITH A DITCH DURING A NIGHT LANDING. AN EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE QUICK DRAIN OIL PLUG HAD FAILED INTERNALLY AND ALLOWED OIL TO ESCAPE FROM THE ENGINE.

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

FLUID,OIL..LEAK

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

FLUID,OIL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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