NTSB Identification: NYC96LA179.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 02, 1996 in WILDWOOD, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/23/1997
Aircraft: Piper J-3, registration: N92085
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.

The pilot had been towing banners all day with the airplane. At the conclusion of his last mission, he dropped his banner, and joined two other airplanes in low level flight. While maneuvering over the marshy area, the airplane's right wing struck the marsh, and the airplane came to rest in the marsh.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain sufficient altitude during a low altitude maneuver.

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