[V8] one more oil story

Ingo Rautenberg ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 20:47:39 EST 2007

Yep.  Reminds me of when my dad did a pre flight inspection on his  
Beechcraft Bonanza V-tail and found a rag in one of the fuel tanks.   
Moved airports to make sure he had a private hangar then.  Car engine  
kaput - needs new car engine.  Single engine plane engine kaput --  
likely RIP with one hell of a ride down.

On Feb 2, 2007, at 8:09 PM, Mike Del Tergo wrote:

> This one is clearly on the PIC.  As it is the plots responsibility  
> to check the oil/fill before flight even if done seconds before by  
> A&P wrench.
> Mike
> One more oil story...Stafford, Kenneth A. stafford at WPI.EDU
> Reading with amusement about the monkey-boy and other oil filter
> tribulations--reminded me...  A few years ago, I was flying my  
> dad's Cessna
> 210 out of a small airport in Oregon.  The mechanic had just topped  
> up the
> engine oil.  Immediately after lift-off I noticed a slight oil  
> slick starting
> up the windscreen.  Yanking around to a short pattern, while  
> keeping an eye
> on the engine oil pressure my dad and I put it on short final.  By  
> touch down
> the oil had completely covered one half of the windscreen making it  
> nearly
> totally unusable.  Turns out the FAA-certified mechanic had become  
> distracted
> and had failed to tighten the oil filler cap.  Lucky it didn't  
> trash the $25K
> engine...
> Ken
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