NTSB Identification: FTW93LA243.
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Accident occurred Saturday, August 21, 1993 in LAFAYETTE, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/01/1994
Aircraft: BOEING A75N1, registration: N450EC
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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A COMPLETE POWER LOSS WAS EXPERIENCED DURING A PRACTICE FLIGHT AS THE AIRPLANE WAS FLYING A LOW PASS DOWN A RUNWAY WITH A WING WALKER STRAPPED TO THE UPPER WING. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE COULD NOT MANEUVER BACK TO THE RUNWAY AND HE EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING INTO A WOODED RESIDENTIAL AREA. HE ATTEMPTED TO LAND IN THE TOPS OF THE TREES; HOWEVER, THE AIRPLANE FEEL NOSE FIRST TO THE GROUND. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE FAILURE WAS CAUSED BY A FAILED FUEL PUMP, BUT HE DID NOT SUBMIT THE PUMP FOR EXAMINATION. THE WING WALKER, STATED THAT THE POWER LOSS WAS A RESULT OF FUEL EXHAUSTION. ON SCENE EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE BY THE FAA REVEALED SOME FUEL IN THE TANK AND FUEL SPILLAGE AROUND THE ACCIDENT SITE.

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

THE ENGINE FAILURE FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS. A FACTOR WAS THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN ONTO WHICH A FORCED LANDING COULD BE EXECUTED.

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