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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Datum:Freitag 4 September 1987
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Kennzeichen: N807LA
Werknummer: 20800026
Baujahr: 1985
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Bulverde, TX (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT/KSAT), USA
Flug nach:Dallas-Love Field, TX (DAL/KDAL), USA
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.

Probable Cause:

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
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Accident number: FTW87FA208
Download report: Summary report


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from San Antonio International Airport, TX to Dallas-Love Field, TX as the crow flies is 397 km (248 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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