NTSB Identification: NYC85FA185.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31999.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 21, 1985 in FALL RIVER, MA
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB, registration: N5504B
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.

WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT EXECUTE AN AERIAL PICK UP OF THE AERIAL ADVERTISING BANNER & CLIMB VERY STEEPLY AWAY FROM THE GROUND. NORMAL ENG SOUNDS WERE REPORTED BY THE WITNESSES. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO CLIMB TO AN ALT OF APPROX 150 FT, NEARLY COME TO A STOP, ROLL LT, THEN RT & CRASH TO THE GROUND. THE PLT WAS NOT LISTED ON THE HOLDER'S CERTIFICATE OF WAIVER ISSURED BY THE FAA FOR BANNER TOWING. ONE WITNESS STATED THAT THE BANNER WAS STILL ATTACHED TO THE ACFT AS IT DOVE TO THE GROUND.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOAD JETTISON..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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