NTSB Identification: MIA88LA036.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35572.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 05, 1987 in NAPLES, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: RAVEN S-66A, registration: N4094G
Injuries: 5 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 LIFTOFF WITH THE DEFLATION PANEL PARTIALLY OPEN, THE FLT CONTINUED TOWARDS THE LANDING LOCATION. WITH A HIGH RATE OF DESCENT ESTABLISHED, THE PLT REALIZED THAT THE BALLOON WOULD NOT CLEAR THE POWERLINES THAT WERE AHEAD OF THE LANDING LOCATION. HE THEN PULLED THE DEFLATION PANEL CORD, AFTER WHICH THE BALLOON DESCENDED RAPIDLY. THE GONDOLA TOUCHED DOWN AFTER WHICH THE ENVELOPE FELL ACROSS THE POWERLINES.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

BALLOON EQUIPMENT,ENVELOPE..OPEN


Contributing Factors

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

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