NTSB Identification: NYC93LA143.
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Accident occurred Sunday, August 01, 1993 in MILFORD, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/20/1994
Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIRE FLY 7-15, registration: N2574M
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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THE BALLOON PILOT SAID THE WINDS WERE HIGHER THAN FORECAST. DURING THE LANDING, THE BASKET TIPPED OVER AND WAS DRAGGED FOR APPROXIMATELY 15 FEET AND RIGHTED ITSELF. ONE PASSENGER RECEIVED A BROKEN ANKLE AND THE OTHER BRUISES. THE PILOT REPORTED THE WINDS HAD A VELOCITY OF 5 TO 8 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 10 KNOTS.

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

UNFAVORABLE WINDS DURING LANDING WHICH RESULTED IN A HARD LANDING AND ONE PASSENGER SUSTAINING A BROKEN ANGLE.

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