NTSB Identification: LAX04LA141.
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Accident occurred Sunday, February 29, 2004 in Lompoc, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/08/2005
Aircraft: Vogt KR2S, registration: N4027Y
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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About 15 minutes after takeoff, during cruise flight, the experimental airplane's engine lost all power. The pilot made a forced landing on rough terrain. On short approach to the field, the airplane impacted a hillside and was substantially damaged. The pilot had manufactured the airplane and installed a Subaru engine. An examination of the engine revealed an internal failure of its electric fuel pump.

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

a failure of the fuel pump, which induced a total loss of engine power.

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