NTSB Identification: CHI96LA102.
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Accident occurred Sunday, February 25, 1996 in BRIGHTON, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1996
Aircraft: Balloon Works FIREFLY 7-15, registration: N2598H
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Uninjured.

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The pilot said in preparation for landing, she was executing some touchdowns with the balloon. During one of the touchdowns, her ankle fractured. The pilot rated passenger then took control and landed the balloon. The physician, who treated the pilot, reported that she had reduced calcium levels in her bones.

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

The pilot's bone condition, which resulted in a fractured ankle during a normal touchdown.

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