NTSB Identification: FTW86LRG15.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29888.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 01, 1986 in ROUND ROCK, TX
Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS 8B, registration: N74176
Injuries: 4 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 WAS DAMAGED DURING LANDING IN A WIND OF 15 KTS GUSTING TO 40 KTS. THE PLT SAID THAT THE SURFACE WIND INCREASED DURING THE FLT. THE BALLOON WAS BLOWN ABOUT 900 YDS WHILE DRAGGING THE BASKET ACROSS A GRASS FIELD DURING THE LANDING.

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

WIND INFORMATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND

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