A source also told NJ Advance Media that the crash was connected to the Eagles banner. The pilot had just picked up a banner at the airport before the fatal crash, the agency said. A pilot who died when his plane crashed and burned during takeoff at the Compton-Woodley Airport in California may have been carrying a Philadelphia Eagles banner. However, witnesses told the LA Times the pilot was trying to hook a Bud Light banner to the plane before the crash. FAA officials have not yet confirmed the pilot's identity or what type of banner the plane was carrying.