NTSB Identification: SEA84LA043.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23616.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 15, 1984 in AIBIRM, WA
Aircraft: RAVEN RALLY RX7, registration: N57090
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.

THE PLT STATED THAT THE WIND SHIFTED DURING LANDING AND THE BALLOON TOUCHED DOWN HARD AND LIFTED OFF AGAIN. WITH POWER LINES AHEAD A DECISION WAS MADE TO CROSS OVER BUT THE BALLOON STRUCK THE LINES. SEVERAL CABLES WERE BURNED THROUGH AND THE BALLOON WAS TORN NEAR THE SKIRT.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WIND INFORMATION..CONFLICTING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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