Pilot Killed after Banner-Towing Plane Crashed at Compton/Woodley Airport

Saturday, August 15, 2015
By George Hatcher

Plane crashA banner-towing plane crashed and caught fire at Compton/Woodley Airport, located in Los Angeles County, California, on August 9th.

The single-engine Aviat A1 plane crashed while attempting to pick up an advertising banner.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash while another person on the ground sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Los Angeles County Aviation Commission official Dennis Lord, “For some reason, he turned loose of the banner. He was down at a very slow speed. The aircraft stalled and impacted the ground. Why is yet to be determined.

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