NTSB Identification: LAX90LA343.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43208.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 17, 1990 in MOORPARK, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/23/1992
Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIREFLY 7B, registration: N1523C
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 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.

IN A TELEPHONE REPORT TO FAA INSPECTORS, THE PILOT SAID THE BALLOON WAS LANDING IN MILD WINDS, MADE A 'BUMPY' LANDING, AND THE BASKET TIPPED OVER. THE PILOT AND TWO PASSENGERS FELL ON TOP OF THE THIRD PASSENGER, WHO SUSTAINED A FRACTURE OF THE PELVIS.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO ARREST DESCENT FOR LANDING.

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