NTSB Identification: LAX88LA268.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37535.
Accident occurred Friday, July 15, 1988 in BAKERSFIELD, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: RAVEN S-60A, registration: N2789Z
Injuries: 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.

DURING A SIGHTSEEING FLIGHT, WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH, THE BALLOON COLLIDED WITH POWER LINES. THE WIRES ARCED STARTING A FIRE WHICH DAMAGED THE BALLOON ENVELOPE. THE PLT DID NOT FILE AN ACC REPORT. THE PLTS LAST MEDICAL EXAM WAS ON 7/3/79.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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