NTSB Identification: CHI84LA388.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26231.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 29, 1984 in CANTON, OH
Aircraft: AVIAN BALLOON AX8, registration: N7003Q
Injuries: 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.

PLT AND PASSENGER (STUDENT BALLOON PILOT) ELECTED A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD RATHER THAN OVERFLY DENSELY POPULATED AREA AND POWER LINES, ON TOUCHDOWN, WIND LIFTED BALLOON SLIGHTLY AND CAUSED DRIFT. AS STUDENT PLT WAS OPERATING ENVELOPE VENT, SHE FELL OUT OF THE BASKET.LOSS OF LOAD CAUSED BALLOON TO RISE FASTER THAN PLT COULD VENT FOR RE-LANDING. BALLOON DRIFTED INTO POWER LINES.

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

LOAD JETTISON..INADVERTENT..DUAL STUDENT



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..ATTEMPTED..DUAL STUDENT

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