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Early Analysis: Banner Tow Accident in Hollywood, FL

N430AB-Piper PA 25 Pawnee

The NTSB has released its preliminary report (ERA23FA234) regarding the investigation into the Piper PA 25 Pawnee (N430AB) accident in Hollywood, Florida while banner towing.

On May 17, a Piper PA-25 Pawnee towing a billboard banner crashed over Hollywood, Florida. Sadly, the pilot—the sole occupant on board the airplane—perished in the accident. No one on the ground was hurt.

The pilot had picked up the banner from North Perry Airport and was headed to fly it along the beach near the Miami coast. But something went wrong as the Pawnee was en route.

In Early Analysis: Banner Tow Accident—Hollywood, Florida, the AOPA Air Safety Institute (ASI) makes a preliminary assessment of the accident, addressing notable portions of the tragic flight and highlighting areas the NTSB will likely investigate to determine a probable cause.

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AOPA Air Safety Institute staff
AOPA Air Safety Institute Staff members share a deep passion for aviation safety. As compassionate pilots, we bring together safety research, analysis, and knowledge in creative ways to share aviation safety education with you—with the ultimate goal of one day having zero fatal accidents in GA.
Topics: Accident, Situational Awareness, Emergency

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