Aerial Banners Hard Landing in Panama City Florida

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
By George Hatcher


An Aerial Banners Inc pilot flying a Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee B impacted terrain near Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport Panama City Florida on or near Vinson Road, but pilot James Land only received minor injuries.

The pilot suffered cuts to his head and was hospitalized.

Bay County Fire and Rescue, and deputies of BCSO responded to the scene.

Aerial Banners Inc who owns the plane will be removing the wreckage.

According to Bay County Press, the pilot “picked up a banner from the airport at 1400 and climbed to 900” but dropped the banner on losing power. He was attempting a landing but the engine failed before he reached a clearing.

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