NTSB Identification: NYC88LA180.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39187.
Accident occurred Monday, July 11, 1988 in LAKEWOOD, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/09/1990
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCAA, registration: N11088
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.

DURING A BANNER PICK-UP THE AIRPLANE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE RUDDER WAS JAMMED FULL LEFT BY THE BANNER TOW ROPE, AND WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LAND, THE AIRPLANE RAN OFF THE RUNWAY AND HIT TWO PARKED AIRCRAFT.

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

LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING LANDING, DUE TO A BANNER TOWING ROPE BEING WRAPPED AROUND THE LEFT RUDDER HORN.

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