NTSB Identification: CHI86LA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32657.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 27, 1986 in PICKNEY, MI
Aircraft: CAMERON O-65, registration: N298CB
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.

THE BALLOONEST HAD BRIEFED AND POSITIONED HIS TWO PAX FOR A ANTICIPATED HARD/DRAG LANDING IN A 9 KT WIND. HE STATED THE BALLOON TOUCHED AND BOUNCED THEN TOUCHED AND BOUNCED AGAIN BEFORE IT ENTERED THE DRAG SEQUENCE OF THE LANDING. THE FEMALE PAX SUFFERED A FRACTURE OF THE TIBIA DURING THE SECOND BOUNCE.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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