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The pilot reported that while the aircraft was established in cruise, the engine RPM suddenly increased and the windscreen covered with oil. The engine oil pressure gauge was indicating zero. During the subsequent landing, the aircraft ran off the sealed roadway. An inspection of the aircraft revealed that the constant speed unit oil transfer line had failed due to fatigue. This resulted in the engine oil being pumped overboard.

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General details
Date: 12 November 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: U/K  
Location:9km North of Morven Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 28 August 1987  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 177 
Aircraft registration: VH-DZD 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Mitchell QLD
Departure time:U/K
Destination:Charleville QLD
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