NTSB Identification: MKC82DA163
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 01, 1982 in ELDORA, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/01/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N72470
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE OIL PRESSURE DROPPED TO ZERO & THE PLT SHUT DOWN THE ENGINE, & THE ACFT LANDED IN A BEAN FIELD. ALL OF THE OIL HAD BLOWN OUT OF THE OIL FILLER OPENING VIA A LOOSE FITTING OIL FILTER CAP. THE PLT STATED HE HAD CHANGED THE OIL PRIOR TO FLT.

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM..LOOSE

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

AIRCRAFT SERVICE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,OIL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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