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N6822J accident description

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Crash location 37.665833°N, 97.073334°W
Nearest city Augusta, KS
37.694462°N, 96.989203°W
5.0 miles away
Tail number N6822J
Accident date 18 Sep 2008
Aircraft type Piper PA-32R-300
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The private pilot was returning to his departure airport after a local area flight when the engine failed as he was preparing to enter the traffic pattern. The pilot stated in an interview that he noticed the engine RPM at the red line and that it could not be controlled by the propeller lever. The pilot declared an emergency and within approximately 30 seconds the engine failed and the propeller stopped. During the forced landing, while attempting to align the aircraft with the runway, the left wing contacted the ground and the aircraft slid to a stop near the end of the runway. The pilot, sole occupant was not injured and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. An on scene investigation conducted by a Federal Aviation Administration Inspector revealed that the engine sump did not contain oil. It was determined that the oil cooler interconnect line on the left oil cooler was only finger tight which resulted in an oil leak and subsequent loss of all engine oil. No other leaks were found and no other engine anomalies were noted.

NTSB Probable Cause

A loose oil line that resulted in a total loss of engine oil, causing the engine to cease.

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