NTSB Identification: CHI92DEP05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47550.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 02, 1992 in SHIOCTON, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1993
Aircraft: REIF AVID FLYER, registration: N4220X
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING THE INITIAL CLIMB PHASE HE WAS UNABLE TO ESTABLISH A SATISFACTORY POSITIVE CLIMB RATE; ALTHOUGH, HE INDICATED EXPERIENCING NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS. HE ELECTED TO LAND THE AIRPLANE AND DURING THE LANDING COLLIDED WITH THE CROP. A POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE FAILED TO REVEAL ANY MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS WHICH WOULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

FAILURE OF THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND TO OBTAIN A PROPER CLIMB RATE, AND HIS LACK OF TOTAL EXPEREINCE IN THE TYPE OF AIRPLANE.

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