NTSB Identification: LAX93LA250.
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Accident occurred Saturday, June 12, 1993 in SALIDA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/1994
Aircraft: Balloon Works FIREFLY 7, registration: N71145
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Uninjured.

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The pilot and his two passengers attempted to land the balloon in what the pilot described to an FAA safety inspector as 'high' winds. The balloon collided with a fence and one of the two passengers received serious injuries.

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

the pilot's failure to attain the proper touchdown point during the attempted landing. A factor in the accident was the unfavorable wind conditions for the balloon landing.

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