Accident Cessna 208 Caravan I N807LA, Friday 4 September 1987
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Date:Friday 4 September 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Registration: N807LA
MSN: 20800026
Year of manufacture:1985
Total airframe hrs:222 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Bulverde, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT/KSAT)
Destination airport:Dallas-Love Field, TX (DAL/KDAL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
After leveling at 5500 feet, the standby power annunciator light illuminated, followed by loss of oil pressure. The pilot turned back toward the airport, but there was a progressive loss of engine power and the prop went to a feathered position. During an emergency landing at night, the aircraft hit a power line and trees, then crashed.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
lubricating system,oil scavenge pump..loose
lubricating system,oil scavenge pump..jammed
lubricating system,oil scavenge pump..failure,total

Contributing Factors:
light condition..night

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW87FA208
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report


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