NTSB Identification: SEA86LA147.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31490.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 07, 1986 in YAKIMA, WA
Aircraft: AVIAN SKYHAWK, registration: N7001N
Injuries: 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.

A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE DUE TO FUEL STARVATION. DURING THE FORCED LANDING THE BALLOON STRUCK POWER LINES, SEVERING THE BASKET FROM THE ENVELOPE. SPARKS FROM THE WIRE STRIKE CAUSED A SMALL BRUSH FIRE. POST ACCIDENT EXAM REVEALED THE PLT INADVERTENTLY CONNECTED THE THIRD BOTTLE OF FUEL INCORRECTLY.

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

BALLOON EQUIPMENT,BURNER SYSTEM..INOPERATIVE

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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