NTSB Identification: MIA85LA190.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28817.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 12, 1985 in NEW SMYRNA BCH, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N51261
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE PERFORMING A BANNER TOWING FLIGHT THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED SEVERE TURBULENCE IN THE AREA OF A THUNDERSTORM AND LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT. HE STATED HE JETTISONED THE BANNER JUST BEFORE IMPACT BUT STILL COULD NOT CONTROL THE ACFT. THE ACFT STRUCK A SMALL MANGROVE ISLAND AND FLIPPED INVERTED.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE(THUNDERSTORMS)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND

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