NTSB Identification: CHI91LA292.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44764.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 07, 1991 in ALTOONA, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/1992
Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIREFLY X-7, registration: N4055T
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.

THE PILOT SAID THAT WHILE ATTEMPTING A HIGH WIND LANDING, THE GONDOLA HIT THE TERRAIN HARD, AND TIPPED OVER. A PASSENGER SUFFERED A BROKEN ANKLE DURING THE LANDING.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION MISJUDGED AND OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS HIGH WINDS.

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