NTSB Identification: NYC84LA139.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24381.
Accident occurred Friday, February 10, 1984 in BUTLER, PA
Aircraft: Balloon Works FIRE FLY 6B, registration: N3738H
Injuries: 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.

DURING A DESCENT TO LAND, THE PLT OF A BALLOON TRIED TO LEVEL OFF TO REACH A DESIRED TOUCH DOWN POINT. THE PLT ADDED HEAT, BUT THE BALLOON CONTINUED TO DESCEND. AFTER A HARD BOUNCED LANDING, THE BALLOON BEGAN TO ASCEND, BUT IT COLLIDED WITH TREE LIMBS & WAS DAMAGED.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


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