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.

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.

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