NTSB Identification: CHI84LA227.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24248.
Accident occurred Friday, June 01, 1984 in FLINT, MI
Aircraft: BARNES FIREFLY 7, registration: N15271
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 BALLOONIST STATED THAT THE WIND BECAME STRONGER DURING HER FLT AND EVEN THOUGH SHE SELECTED A LANDING AREA ADEQUATE FOR A HIGH WIND LANDING THE BALLOON WAS DRAGGED ABOUT 200 FT UNTIL THE ENVELOPE BECAME ENTANGLED IN TREES. THE FLT LASTED ABOUT 1 HOUR AND 10 MINUTES. THE PLT STATED THAT THE WIND AT TOUCHDOWN WAS 10 TO 20 KTS.

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

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

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

BALLOON EQUIPMENT,ENVELOPE..NOT DUMPED

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