NTSB Identification: ATL86LA254.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31865.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 27, 1986 in MYRTLE BEACH, SC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N9101D
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 ACFT WAS ABOUT 1/2 HRS INTO A PLANNED 2.0 HR BANNER TOW FLT. ON THE LAST PASS ALONG THE BEACH, AT ABOUT 500 FT AGL, THE ENG POPPED AND LOST PWR. THE PLT TURNED THE ACFT OUT TO SEA AND LANDED IN THE OCEAN. THE PLT SWAM TO SHORE AND THE ACFT SANK.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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