NTSB Identification: DEN88LA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35285.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 30, 1987 in DONA ANA, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: RAVEN RALLY RX7, registration: N40364
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.

THE COMMERICAL PLT WAS CONDUCTING A SIGHTSEEING FLIGHT IN HIS BALLOON. AFTER A ONE AND ONE HALF HOUR FLIGHT, HE LANDED BESIDE A PAVED ROAD. THE ENVELOPE COLLAPSED OVER A POWER LINE. THE GROUND CREWMAN SOMEHOW CONTACTED THE BALLOON AND WAS ELECTRICALLY SHOCKED. HE WAS AIR LIFTED TO A HOSPITAL FOR OBSERVATION AND WAS FOUND TO HAVE MINOR INJURIES. THE BALLOON WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. NO OTHER INJURIES WERE SUSTAINED IN THE ACCIDENT.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BALLOON EQUIPMENT,ENVELOPE..COLLAPSED

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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