NTSB Identification: NYC86LA033.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30124.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 10, 1985 in COLTS NECK, NJ
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCAA, registration: N5249X
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 BEING USED TO FLY AN ADVERTISING BANNER FOR THE JERSEY SHORE MARATHON. THE FLT TOOK OFF IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION, FOLLOWING THE TRAFFIC PATTERN, CLIMBING TO APRX 1500 FT. A PULLUP MANEUVER WAS MADE TO SIMULATE A BANNER PICKUP. THE PLT CHECKED FOR ARPT TRAFFIC, DESCENDED TO ABOUT 800 FT AND AT THE SAME TIME NOTICED THE WIND GUSTING, ALTHOUGH THE WINDSOCK INDICATED VERY LITTLE WIND. THE BANNER WAS PICKED UP AND AT ABOUT 150 FT, THE LEFT WING AND NOSE DROPPED. THE PLT COULD NOT CORRECT. THE ACFT DESCENDED RAPIDLY INTO TREES, SPUN AROUND AND CAME TO REST. THE PLT EVACUATED THE ACFT BEFORE FIRE ERUPTED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESCENT..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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