NTSB Identification: CHI02LA195.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 20, 2002 in Waupun, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/18/2003
Aircraft: Meyers Aircraft Co. OTW-145, registration: N34321
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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During cruise flight, the engine suffered a complete loss of power. Manually actuating the fuel pump restored power for approximately 30 seconds. Unable to regain engine power, the pilot executed a forced landing into a wheat field. During the landing rollout the airplane nosed over. A post-accident examination revealed fuel leaking from the fuel pump air vent, as well as a hole in the fuel pump diaphragm.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: A loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion as a result of the fuel pump failure. Contributing to the accident was the wheat field. Full narrative available
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