NTSB Identification: FTW96LA242.
The docket is stored in the Docket Management System (DMS). Please contact Records Management Division
Accident occurred Sunday, June 09, 1996 in SAN ANGELO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/04/1996
Aircraft: Aerostar S-60A, registration: N63286
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

During the final approach to land in a field, the basket of the hot air balloon struck the top of a mesquite tree. The pilot's foot was braced against the side of the basket at the point of contact with the tree, and the impact broke her ankle.

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

failure of the pilot to maintain altitude or clearance from a tree, during an approach to land in a field.

Full narrative available

Index for Jun1996 | Index of months