NTSB Identification: ATL86LA200.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30999.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 06, 1986 in PANDORA, OH
Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FF-7, registration: N4065K
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.

FOLLOWING A EARLY MORNING BALLOON FLIGHT, THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A LANDING IN A CLEARED AREA WITH WINDS AT ABOUT 14 KNOTS. THE PILOT REALIZED THAT THE FIRST ATTEMPT HE WOULD ENCOUNTER POWERLINES AND TREES. THE PILOT CLIMBED OUT AND ATTEMPTED ANOTHER APPROACH TO A CLOVER FIELD ADJACENT TO THE FIRST AREA. DURING THE LANDING THE BASKET TURNED OVER AND THE PASSENGER SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES. THE WIND DRAGGED THE BASKET ABOUT 30 FEET FROM THE INITIAL TOUCHDOWN POINT.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND

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