Aerial banner falls on home in Union County, FAA investigating

Published: Jan. 25, 2016 at 1:55 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 24, 2016 at 1:55 PM EST
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(Source: Union Co. resident)
(Source: Union Co. resident)

UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - An aerial Bud Light banner fell on a resident's Union County home Sunday after it was disconnected from a helicopter. Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration said they were investigating the incident.

FAA officials say the pilot of a Robinson R44 helicopter disconnected the banner after the aircraft had a mechanical problem. The banner was released and fell on a house on Brogadoon Lane in Weddington.

"I thought it was a parachute, and we came out and realize it a banner being towed as an advertisement," said Susan Broome, the owner of the home. "You could hear the banner itself sliding down the side of house."

Broome said that she is a former pilot who understands close calls. She said the pilot offered to pay for damages to the house.

The FAA has not released further details in the investigation.

The owner of the home told WBTV that a tree removal service was on standby to remove the banner from the home, after the FAA completes its investigation.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

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