NTSB Identification: NYC88LA177.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38063.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 02, 1988 in LACONIA, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC, registration: N5041J
Injuries: 2 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 PLT STATED THAT AFTER PICKUP ON A BANNER TOW OPERATION, THE TOW BECAME TWISTED AND HE ELECTED TO RETURN AND RELEASE. ON DOWNWIND, THE ACFT BEGAN A RAPID DESCENT WHICH THE PLT COULD NOT COMPENSATE FOR, EVEN AFTER RELEASING THE BANNER AND ADDING POWER. ANOTHER PILOT IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN REPORTED WINDS VARIABLE 260 TO 350 DEGREES AND FROM CALM TO 12-15 KNOTS. HE ALSO REPORTED WINDSHEAR ON CLIMBOUT.

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

TOWING/ADVERTISING/EXTERNAL LOAD EQUIPMENT..FOULED

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

LOAD JETTISON..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR

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