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N613LE accident description

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Crash location 35.262222°N, 107.720556°W
Nearest city Demming, NM
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Tail number N613LE
Accident date 31 Jul 2009
Aircraft type Boring Robert Burton RV6A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

While on final approach to land, the pilot initiated a go around due to a glider on the runway. When he added power the engine quit, forcing the pilot to land short of the runway and impact the airport perimeter fence. A witness overheard the passenger say "they switched fuel tanks after the engine quit, but it didn't do anything." Examination of the airplane revealed the right fuel tank contained approximately one quart of fuel and the fuel selector was on the left tank. Investigators were able to confirm fuel flow from the left tank and no fuel flow from the right tank. Damage was confirmed to the engine firewall and wing spars.

NTSB Probable Cause

The loss of engine power due to fuel starvation as a result of the pilot's failure to manage and monitor fuel usage.

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