NTSB Identification: MIA94LA210.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 11, 1994 in PANAMA CITY BCH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/03/1995
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8GCBC, registration: N53925
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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THE PILOT APPROACHED THE AIRPORT FROM THE SOUTH AND DROPPED A BANNER. HE THEN FLEW NORTHBOUND, REVERSED COURSE, AND SET UP AN APPROACH TO LAND TO THE SOUTH. WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH HE REALIZED HE WAS TOO HIGH AND INITIATED A GO-AROUND. DURING THE GO-AROUND THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR BECAME ENTANGLED WITH ANOTHER BANNER THAT WAS SET UP FOR A PICKUP. THE AIRPLANE NOSED DOWN, COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND, AND CAME TO REST INVERTED.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO SEE AND AVOID THE BANNER.

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