NTSB Identification: MIA98LA085.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, February 24, 1998 in HOLLY SPRINGS, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/2001
Aircraft: Piper PA-32-300, registration: N8SX
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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For his takeoff, the pilot selected the 'LEFT TIP' position of the fuel selector valve for his fuel source. The left tip contained negligible fuel and immediately after takeoff, the engine lost power due to fuel starvation. The airplane crashed just off the departure end of the runway.

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

a total loss of power due to fuel starvation as a result of the pilot's lack of adequate preflight planning and preparation and his failure to adequately refuel his airplane.

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