NTSB Identification: DEN85FA196.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30407.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 23, 1985 in BRIGHTON, CO
Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIREFLY 7, registration: N40501
Injuries: 3 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A HOT AIR BALLOON OWNED AND FLOWN BY THE PLT COLLIDED WITH ELECTRICAL POWER LINES DURING AN ATTEMPTED LANDING. THE BASKET OF THE BALLOON CAUGHT FIRE UPON CONTACT WITH THE WIRES. THE OCCUPANTS LEAPED FROM THE BURNING BASKET SUSTAINING SERIOUS INJURIES. THE BALLOON WAS DESTROYED.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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



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