NTSB Identification: DEN88LA051.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34924.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 09, 1988 in RIO RANCHO, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: RAVEN RX-7, registration: N2797L
Injuries: 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.

DURING THE LANDING THE PLT REPORTED A WIND SHIFT WHICH DRIFTED THE BALLOON INTO PWR LINES BEFORE THE LANDING COULD BE ACCOMPLISHED. THE PLT REPORTED SHE COULD NOT SEE THE PWR LINES DUE TO THE BALLOON RESTRICTING VISIBILITY AND THE PAX POINTED THE LINES OUT TO THE PLT.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..REDUCED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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