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Video of Piper Banner Tow Plane Crash Hollywood FL

Old 24th May 2023, 11:04
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When towing gliders there is a weak link in the tow rope at the tug end if it is a fixed hook rather than a winch. It is there to protect the tug if the rope gets caught on anything. A weak link at the glider end may also be used but in my experience usually isnít. I canít see that the link used for banner towing could be any stronger. I donít have the Pawnee TCDS to hand but I imagine that the link would be specified to be no stronger than 600 daN or about 600 kg - probably less.

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Old 25th May 2023, 17:55
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Another one, fortunately not fatal, from the same operator:
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/313746
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Old 26th May 2023, 07:28
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Originally Posted by Prop swinger
Another one, fortunately not fatal, from the same operator:
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/313746
Yikes - this operator is becoming the new 'twenty minuters'... looks like the FAA need to get busy
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