NTSB Identification: MKC88LA014.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35142.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 21, 1987 in ANKENY, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: National Balloon 752, registration: N72711
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 PROMOTIONAL BALLOON FLT, THE PLT STATED THAT ON AN APPROACH TO LND THE BASKET DRIFTED INTO A LARGE HAY BALE. THE BASKET TIPPED AND THE PLTS ANKLE WAS BROKEN WHEN CAUGHT BETWEEN THE BASKET AND A PROPANE TANK.

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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