NTSB Identification: CHI00LA130.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, May 02, 2000 in NEENAH, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/17/2001
Aircraft: Grunska KITFOX IV, registration: N4956
Injuries: 2 Minor.
NTSB investigators may have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The airplane contacted a tree while landing to the east on a private airstrip (2,000 foot x 80 foot wide grass field). He stated he 'landed short' and added power. He stated, '...we made the runway easily, but bounced once and headed into a tree.' The pilot reported the local winds were out of the east at 12 knots. Inspection of the accident site revealed the airplane traveled off the north side of the airstrip where it contacted a tree.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot's failure to maintain driectional control of the airplane while landing. A factor associated with the accident was the tree that the airplane contacted. Full narrative available
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