NTSB Identification: LAX84LA246.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25061.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 07, 1984 in PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ
Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIRE FLY 6B, registration: N2014F
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 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.

WHEN THE BALLOON TOOK OFF, THE WINDS WERE VIRTUALLY CALM. HOWEVER, DURING THE LAST 30 MINUTES OF FLT, THE SURFACE WINDS INCREASED TO AN ESTIMATED 15 KTS WHICH NECESSITATED A HIGH WIND LANDING. THE GONDOLA TIPPED OVER DURING THE LANDING & ONE OF THE PASSENGERS SUFFERED A FRACTURED LEFT FEMUR.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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