Small Plane Crashes at Charlie Brown Airport

6:30 PM, Sep 7, 2008   |    comments
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FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A plane used to tow advertising banners behind it has crashed near Fulton County's Charlie Brown Airport.

Fulton County Fire officials say that around 2:20 p.m. Sunday, a Piper Cub was attempting to capture a banner to tow when the pilot missed and ended up stalling then crashing the plane a couple hundred feet west of Runway 27. 

The pilot walked away from the crash, but was taken to an area hospital for evaluation.

Kathleen Bergen with the Federal Aviation Administration says the plane, which was built in 1940, is registered to Van Wagner Aerial Media LLC out of Hollywood, Florida which is a company that specializes banner-towing, aerial advertising.

The FAA is looking into the accident.

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