NTSB Identification: CHI85LA180.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27758.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 27, 1985 in ATHENS, MI
Aircraft: MITCHELL MONNETT MONI, registration: N5625J
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 PLT OF THE HOME-BUILT/POWERED GLIDER INITIATED A TOUCH-&-GO LANDING. HOWEVER, HE DID NOT RETRACT THE SPOILERS WHEN HE BEGAN THE TAKEOFF PORTION OF THE TOUCH-&-GO. THE ACFT LIFTED OFF INTO GROUND EFFECT, BUT THE LEFT WING CONTACTED A RWY LIGHT AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY. THE ACFT THEN HIT THE GROUND LEFT WING 1ST & WAS DAMAGED.

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

SPOILER RETRACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RUNWAY LIGHT

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