NTSB Identification: LAX93LA283.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 50882.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 11, 1993 in PHOENIX, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/19/1993
Aircraft: AVIAN BALLOON MAGNUM IX, registration: N16131
Injuries: 8 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.

THE PILOT SAID HE WAS LANDING IN A FIELD WHEN THE WIND DRAGGED THE BALLOON INTO A RIVER WASH AREA WHERE THE ENVELOPE CONTACTED SOME TREES AND SUSTAINED DAMAGE.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE PLANNED APPROACH TO THE LANDING AREA.

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