NTSB Identification: CHI85LA295.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28972.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 17, 1985 in TROY, MI
Aircraft: ROBERT THIBODEAU JR ACE, registration: N3642
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.

ON JULY 17,1985 AT 1015 EDT, A ROBERT THIBODEAU JR ACE N3642, REGISTERED TO AND FLOWN BY ROBERT THIBODEAU, LOST CONTROL AND COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN ON TAKEOFF AT TROY OAKLAND AIRPORT, TROY,MICHIGAN, WHILE ON A PERSONAL FLIGHT. VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS PREVAILED AT THE TIME AND NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED AND THE STUDENT PILOT WAS UNINJURED. THE FLIGHT ORIGINATED AT TROY, MICHIGAN ON JULY 17,1985 AT 1013 EDT.

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

AIRSPEED(VLOF)..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

QUALIFICATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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