NTSB Identification: DEN85LA234.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29110.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 01, 1985 in LITTLETON, CO
Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIREFLY 7, registration: N2259H
Injuries: 2 Serious,1 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 PLT ATTEMPTED TO LAND HIS BALLOON IN HIGH WINDS RESULTING A HARD LDG WHICH THREW HIM OUT OF THE BASKET THE BALLOON THEN BEGAN AN IMMEDIATE ASENT UNTIL A PAX PULLED THE VENT LINE AND THE BALLOON SETTLED RAPIDLY UNTIL IT HIT THE GRD. INJURIES TO PASSENGERS OCCURRED WHEN THE BALLOON STRUCK THE GRD THE 2ND TIME.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

WEATHER EVALUATION..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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