Banner stunt goes wrong
May 12, 2010 by Michael
An advertising stunt by Ukip to garner last minute support for the election went badly wrong when one of their candidates was involved in a light aircraft plane crash. UKIP candidate Nigel Farage was in a light aircraft that was towing a large advertising banner showing the slogan “Vote for your country – Vote Ukip” when the banner is thought to have become tangled in the tail fin and the aircraft came down and crashed, with Farage and a pilot inside. Both men escaped the wreckage of the plane alive and Farage was taken, with minor injuries, initially to Horton General Hospital in Banbury.
The light aircraft would have been used to target residents in this area of the country as they are making their way out to vote to remind them to consider Ukip.
Advertising stunts such as this are common when an event is time and date specific and planes towing banners can commonly be seen over football grounds and other sports events where the advertising message is visible to large crowds of people. Banners themselves provide high impact and a creative canvas for an advertising message and there are much less risky ways to use them for bespoke one off events, than trailing the message across the skies.
If your business is looking for banner printing in Banbury, then there are printers in the area that can produce large banners for building wraps or inflatable billboards both of which will provide high awareness for your message.