Aerial Banners Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N223AB
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Tampa, Florida
Aircraft during banner tow operations, banner became tangled in gear. On landing gear collapsed.
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA25
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: BANNER TOW
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: SAINT PETERSBURG
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.