NTSB Identification: NYC88FA185.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36609.
Accident occurred Monday, July 18, 1988 in EGG HARBOR TWSP, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/29/1989
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7KCAB, registration: N86628
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE BELLANCA WAS MANEUVERING AND HAD HOOKED UP WITH A BANNER, WHEN CONTROL WAS LOST AND IT IMPACTED THE GROUND. WITNESSES SAID THE AIRCRAFT WAS AT FULL POWER WHEN IT WENT INTO A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE AND STALLED TO THE RIGHT. AFTER IMPACT WITH THE GROUND THE AIRCRAFT BURST INTO FLAMES. WITNESSES STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT SEEMED TO BE SLOWER THAN USUAL AS THE BANNER WAS PICKED UP. THE OPERATOR REPORTED THAT THE BANNER WAS AT THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT/LENGTH FOR THIS OPERATION.

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

AIRSPEED..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TOWING/ADVERTISING/EXTERNAL LOAD EQUIPMENT..ENGAGED


Contributing Factors

LOAD JETTISON..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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