NTSB Identification: CEN11LA189
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, February 14, 2011 in Hueco Tanks, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/2011
Aircraft: BELLANCA 14-19-2, registration: N7655B
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.

According to the pilot, while in cruise flight, he observed a low fuel pressure indication and the engine lost power. He utilized the manual fuel pump and switched fuel tanks in attempt to restore power without success. The pilot made a forced landing in a field, resulting in substantial damage. A postaccident engine test run was conducted. The engine started without hesitation and was eventually accelerated to a maximum rpm of 2,650. Below 1,200 rpm the number six cylinder would not produce power. During the engine run, both the engine driven fuel pump and manual fuel pump provided sufficient fuel pressure to run the engine. A check of the forward fuel selector disclosed that the selector appeared jammed and would not rotate; the rear fuel selector rotated freely. A reason for the loss of power could not be determined.

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

The loss of engine power for reasons undetermined.

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