NTSB Identification: MKC84LA276.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25193.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 11, 1984 in CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIREFLY 7, registration: N4066T
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 BALLOON LANDED IN A FIELD AND AS WIND DRIFTED IT, THE ENVELOPE DRAPED OVER A PWR LINE. THE PLT SAID HIS BURNER MALFUNCTIONED AND CAUSED THE INACCURATE LANDING. ANOTHER ACCOUNT WAS TOLD LATER IN WHICH THE PLT SWITCHED TO AN EMPTY PROPANE TANK FOR LANDING. THE BURNER WAS TESTED AFTER THE ACCIDENT AND FUNCTIONED NORMALLY.

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

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

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WIND INFORMATION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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