Date & Time: Dec 5, 1970 at 2320 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 207 Skywagon
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Kansas City – Los Angeles – Honolulu
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The pilot, sole on board, departed Kansas City on a delivery flight to Honolulu with an intermediate stop in Los Angeles. While cruising by night over the Pacific Ocean, the pilot declared an emergency and reported his position about 646 miles northeast from the Oahu Island. SAR operations were conducted but eventually suspended after few days as no trace of the aircraft nor the pilot was found.
Inadequate preflight preparation on part of the pilot. Engine failure in flight caused by a lubricating issue and oil exhaustion. No prove was made for extra oil, engine lost oil pressure then failed.