NTSB Identification: ATL92LA105
Accident occurred Saturday, May 23, 1992 in N.MYRTLE BEACH, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/29/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150E, registration: N6209R
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 BANNER TOW AIRPLANE WAS FLYING 400 FEET FROM THE SHORE LINE AT 400 FEET AGL WHEN AN UNIDENTIFIED PIPER CUB PASSED WITHIN 100 FEET OF THE RIGHT WING. THE PIPER TURNED LEFT IN FRONT OF THE BANNER TOW AIRCRAFT AND THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE. THE BANNER TOW AIRPLANE CRASHED OFF SHORE INTO THE WATER. NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WERE REPORTED WITH THE AIRPLANE.

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

THE OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY OF THE PIPER CUB'S PILOT CAUSED THE ACCIDENT AIRPLANE'S PILOT TO LOOSE CONTROL AND CRASH.

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