On February 1, 1997, about 1625 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-18, N2414P, registered to Aerial Sign Co., Inc. and operated by Publcidad Aerea De Chile, crashed when control was lost during takeoff from a strip at Valparaiso, Chile, while on a banner towing flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The aircraft received substantial damage and the foreign-rated pilot received minor injuries. The flight was originating at the time of the accident. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The owner of the aircraft stated the flight was on takeoff for a banner pickup. The pilot lost directional control and the aircraft turned right 90 degrees to runway heading. The aircraft collided with a fence, cartwheeled, and collided with an embankment where it came to rest.
The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Chile. Any further information may be obtained from:
DGAC Chile Correo 9- Providencia Apt 3 Santiago, Chile Telephone: 562-204-7715
This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained for the Government of Chile.