NTSB Identification: CHI94LA132.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 16, 1994 in AUGUSTA, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/1994
Aircraft: Aerostar RX-7, registration: N6408F
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Uninjured.

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ACCORDING TO THE PILOT'S STATEMENT, AFTER PRACTICING THREE TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS, SHE PICKED UP A PASSENGER FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE FLIGHT. THE PILOT INSTRUCTED THE PASSENGER TO BRACE HIMSELF AS SHE ATTEMPTED TO DO ANOTHER TOUCH AND GO LANDING. AFTER VENTING THE BALLOON TO DESCEND, THE PILOT DID A SHORT BURN AND THE BALLOON BOUNCED HARD WHILE LANDING.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE IMPROPER TOUCHDOWN PERFORMED BY THE BALLOON PILOT.

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