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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166575
Last updated: 8 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M200 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Commander 200D
Registration: N200D
C/n / msn: 379
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Fayette Regional Air Center Airport (3T5), La Grange, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Lake Charles, LA (CWF)
Destination airport:Fredericksburg, TX (T82)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, during cruise flight, the airplane's engine began to run roughly. He then observed no pressure on the oil pressure gauge, and smoke entered the cockpit. The pilot shut down the engine and attempted to glide the airplane to the nearest airport. However, the pilot determined that the airplane would not make the runway and subsequently performed a forced landing to a field. A postaccident on-scene examination revealed damage to the engine's crankcase consistent with oil starvation. The airplane was repaired and the engine disposed of before a thorough examination could be conducted. The reason for the oil starvation could not be determined.
Probable Cause: The loss of engine power due to oil starvation for reasons that could not be determined based on the available evidence.


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Revision history:

28-May-2014 16:42 Geno Added
05-Sep-2015 15:27 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 14:21 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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