NTSB Identification: LAX88LA255.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37018.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 14, 1988 in PILOT HILL, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: GENERAL BALLOON AX-6, registration: N2614M
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor,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 A LOCAL SIGHTSEEING FLIGHT, JUST PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN, THE PILOT REPORTED THAT A GUST OF WIND CAUGHT THE BALLOON. THE PILOT MADE A HIGH WIND LANDING. THE BALLOON WAS DRAGGED SEVERAL FEET BEFORE COMING TO REST. THE PILOT STATED THAT AFTERWARD THE WINDS RETURNED TO CALM.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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