NTSB Identification: CHI85LA077.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27262.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 26, 1984 in TROY, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 402C, registration: N115EA
Injuries: 4 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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING THE INITIAL TAKEOFF CLIMB FROM RWY 27 AT OAKLAND-TROY AIRPORT, TROY,MI, WHILE ON A CORPORATE FLT. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT APPROX 3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW HAD FALLEN AT THE ARPT DURING THE DAY & THE SNOW HAD NOT BEEN REMOVED FROM THE RWY THAT EVENING. A WITNESS REPORTED THERE WAS 5 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE RWY & IT WAS SNOWING AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE PLT REPORTED THAT 'SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE ACFT YAWED, THEN VEERED RIGHT. UPON CORRECTING THIS CONDITION LEFT WING STRUCK THE GROUND.' WHEN THE RIGHT ENG WAS TESTED A SMALL LEAK WAS DISCOVERED AT THE AIR INTAKE MANIFOLD. THE LEFT ENG WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED BY FIRE & COULD NOT BE TESTED.

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TAKEOFF CAPABILITY..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT SNOW REMOVAL..NOT PERFORMED..AIRPORT PERSONNEL

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