NTSB Identification: WPR09LA215
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 25, 2009 in Redding, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/11/2010
Aircraft: STANTON GLASTAR, registration: N518PV
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The builder/pilot was flying the experimental airplane on a local flight. About 40 minutes after takeoff the pilot noted a loss of fuel pressure and he activated a second electric fuel pump, which corrected the problem, but only for a few seconds. The engine subsequently lost all power and nosed over during the resulting forced landing. The personnel on scene determined that the airplane had more than 10 gallons of fuel on board. During the post-accident examination of the experimental Subaru automotive conversion engine, no definitive cause of the loss of fuel pressure could be found.

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

A loss of engine power during cruise for undetermined reasons.

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