NTSB Identification: ATL05LA020.
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Accident occurred Friday, November 05, 2004 in Athens, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2006
Aircraft: Franzreb Loehle 5151 Mustang, registration: N711AH
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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The pilot was at cruise flight when the electric fuel pump failed. The pilot manually pumped the fuel to the engine, in an effort to restart the electric fuel pump. After 10 minutes of manually pumping the fuel, the pilot elected to perform an emergency landing. As the pilot maneuvered for the emergency landing, the airplane collided with a fence during landing. The airplane wreckage came to rest in an open field. Further examination revealed an electrical fuel pump failure during the flight. The maintenance history of the electric fuel pump disclosed that it had accumulated 280 hours of total time since new.

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

The loss of engine power due to the electrical fuel pump failure, and fuel starvation.

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