Jabiru J430, G-RCST, 5 June 2011

Jabiru J430, G-RCST

Summary:

Whilst flying in the Newcastle area, the pilot reported smoke and fumes in the cockpit and noted that the engine oil pressure was dropping rapidly. He conducted a successful forced landing, although the aircraft sustained some damage. The problem was found to be a loss of oil via a split in a seam in the engine oil cooler; this component had been fitted immediately prior to the accident flight, the previously fitted unit having developed a ‘weep’. It was found that a manufacturing fault had led to the oil cooler splitting as a result of being subjected to the normal engine oil pressur

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