NTSB Identification: DEN92LA095.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46783.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 24, 1992 in LITTLETON, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/29/1993
Aircraft: Cameron V-77, registration: N7403U
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, WINDS WERE CALM WHEN THE BALLOON LIFTED OFF. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, WINDS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY. SHE STATED THAT THE FIRST LANDING ATTEMPT WAS ABORTED BECAUSE OF THE HIGH WIND. SHE THEN BRIEFED HER PASSENGERS ON HIGH WIND LANDING PROCEDURES. SHE LEVELLED OFF AT 40 FEET, THEN PULLED THE ENVELOPE RIP CORD. THE BALLOON MADE A HARD LANDING AND OVERTURNED. AVAILABLE WEATHER DATA COULD NOT CONFIRM THE EXISTENCE OF HIGH WIND VELOCITIES IN THE DENVER AREA AT THE TIME.

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

UNDETERMINED.

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