NTSB Identification: ANC84LA104.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24460.
Accident occurred Friday, June 22, 1984 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: RAVEN S-55A, registration: N5562L
Injuries: 4 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.

WHILE APCHG TO LAND ON A SCHOOL GROUND, THE BALLOON PLT LOWERED A DROP LINE FOR THE GROUND CREW, THEN LOOKED FORWARD & SAW A POWER LINE. HE TOLD THE GROUND CREW NOT TO TOUCH THE DROP LINE. THE DROP LINE CONTACTED & PULLED ONE POWER LINE INTO ANOTHER, CAUSING A SHORT. THE BALLOON ENVELOPE THEN DRAPED OVER AN OBSTRUCTION (OUTDOOR LIGHT), WHICH PIERCED THE ENVELOPE.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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