NTSB Identification: FTW86LPA20.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30012.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 23, 1986 in KELLER, TX
Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIRE FLY 7, registration: N2269H
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor.

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 BALLOON DESCENDED INTO A POWER LINE DURING LANDING AT A MOBILE HOME PARK. THE PLT SAID THAT HE DID NOT SEE THE WIRES UNTIL THEY WERE SILHOUETTED AGAINST THE HORIZON. HE THEN TRIED TO EXPEDITE THE VENTING OF HOT AIR FROM THE ENVELOPE TO GO UNDER THE WIRES. THE ENVELOPE WAS TOO CLOSE AND AS CONTACT OCCURRED THE BASKET FELL TO THE GROUND. THE BALLOON ENVELOPE WAS MELTED AND TORN BY THE COLLISION.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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