NTSB Identification: CHI88LA158.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36580.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 03, 1988 in MISHAWAKA, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/29/1989
Aircraft: RAVEN S55A, registration: N4186E
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

AFTER SHORT PERSONAL FLIGHT, THE PILOT OF THE BALLOON MADE A LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD. THE GONDOLA TURNED OVER AND WAS DRAGGED THROUGH THE FIELD. THE PAX SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURIES.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

PASSENGER BRIEFING..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

BALLOON EQUIPMENT,BASKET..DUMPED

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