NTSB Identification: NYC84LA230.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25720.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 04, 1984 in BARGAINTOWN, NJ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-160, registration: N3040Z
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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 ON A BANNER TOW MISSION. PLT DROPPED BANNER AND INITIATED A PULL-UP MANUEVER TO GO-AROUND AND RETURN FOR A LANDING. AS THE PLT PULLED UP, A DOWNDRAFT WAS ENCOUNTERED AT THE END OF THE FIELD. PLT INITIATED A RIGHT TURN AND ACFT CONTINUED SINKING UNTIL CONTACTING TREES.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT
ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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