NTSB Identification: DEN86LA263.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31764.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 28, 1986 in DURANGO, CO
Aircraft: BARNES AX-7, registration: N2346H
Injuries: 3 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.

WHILE FLYING LOW LEVEL INSIDE A RIVER GORGE AT 200-300 FEET ABOVE THE WATER, THE BALLOON IMPACTED A POWER LINE AND FELL INTO THE RIVER.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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