NTSB Identification: NYC90LA126.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42594.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 10, 1990 in CAZENOVIA, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1992
Aircraft: BARNES FIREFLY 8B, registration: N3702M
Injuries: 2 Serious,2 Minor,1 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 PRIVATE PILOT MADE A HARD LANDING WITH WINDS ESTIMATED AT 12 KNOTS AND TIPPED OVER. ONE PASSENGER WAS THROWN OUT AS THE BASKET TIPPED OVER AND TWO OTHER PASSENGERS IMMEDIATELY EXITED THE BASKET. THE BASKET, RELEIVED OF THE WEIGHT OF THREE PASSENGERS BECAME AIRBORNE AND THE WIND BLEW IT INTO THE PASSENGERS WHO WERE OUTSIDE THE BASKET, INFLICTING INJURIES. THE PILOT SAID THE PASSENGERS FAILED TO FOLLOW THE BRIEFING HE GAVE THEM PRIOR TO LANDING TO STAY IN THE BASKET WHEN IT TIPPED OVER.

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

THE PASSENGERS FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE PILOTS INSTRUCTIONS AFTER A HARD LANDING WAS MADE.

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