Thursday, March 9, 2017

Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee, Aerial Banners Inc., N223AB: Incident occurred March 09, 2017 at Albert Whitted Airport (KSPG), St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida

Aerial Banners Inc:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Tampa, Florida 

Aircraft during banner tow operations, banner became tangled in gear. On landing gear collapsed. 

Date: 09-MAR-17
Time: 17:24:00Z
Regis#: N223AB
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA25
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: BANNER TOW
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

ST. PETERSBURG — A 27-year-old pilot escaped injury on Thursday afternoon when authorities said her single-engine aircraft skidded off the runway at Albert Whitted Airport.

The pilot was identified by police as Erica Crawford. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue said the plane — which was used to pull banners — skidded off the runway just before 12:30 p.m., collapsing its landing gear.

The pilot was the only person on the plane. No other details were released.


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