NTSB Identification: DFW08LA013.
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Accident occurred Saturday, October 13, 2007 in Houston, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/30/2008
Aircraft: Piper PA-25-260, registration: N9733P
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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The pilot initiated an intersection takeoff while the fuel selector was between fuel tank detents. Shortly after takeoff, the engine experienced fuel starvation followed by a complete loss of engine power. During the forced landing, the left wing impacted a tree and the airplane subsequently nosed over and came to rest in an inverted position.

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

The pilot's failure to properly position the fuel tank selector before takeoff. Contributing to the accident were the non suitable terrain for the forced landing and fuel starvation.

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