NTSB Identification: CHI94LA284.
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Accident occurred Saturday, June 25, 1994 in WEST CHICAGO, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/04/1995
Aircraft: Head Balloons, Inc. AX7-77, registration: N21WR
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT AND THREE PASSENGERS OCCUPIED THE BALLOON BASKET. DURING THE LANDING ONE PASSENGER WAS HOLDING A CHILD. WHEN THE BALLOON LANDED HARD, THE INDIVIDUAL HOLDING THE CHILD SUSTAINED A FRACTURE TO HIS ANKLE. THE PILOT AND OTHER TWO PASSENGERS REPORTED NO INJURIES.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain proper descent rate.

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