NTSB Identification: NYC96LA019.
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Accident occurred Friday, October 27, 1995 in SOMERSET, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1996
Aircraft: PEZOLD LANCAIR IV-P, registration: N960JP
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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The airplane was on its maiden flight. The pilot made an approach to runway 24, then initiated a go-around. As he attempted a climb-out, the engine lost power. The pilot then lowered the nose and maneuvered the airplane for a forced landing. However, during the landing, the airplane collided with a power line and trees. An examination of the airplane revealed a failure of the fuel pump driveshaft.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

failure of the fuel pump driveshaft, which resulted in fuel starvation and loss of engine power.

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