NTSB Identification: NYC85LA024.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26840.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 30, 1984 in LITTLE COMPTON, RI
Aircraft: RAVEN S-66A, registration: N4272Y
Injuries: 7 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 BRUSHED BASKET AGAINST TREE TOPS AND BUSHES TO SLOW THE BALLOONS FORWARD SPEED. PLT PULLED DEFLATION PORT APRX 10 FT AGL OVER A MOWN HAY FIELD WITH AN 8-10 MPH HORIZONTAL, 100 FPM VERTICAL SPEED. BASKET BOUNCED AND GUST OF WIND CAUGHT DEFLATING ENVELOPE TIPPING THE BASKET CAUSING THE EDGE OF THE BASKET TO CONTACT THE GROUND FIRST. THE FLOOR OF THE BASKET WAS PULLED AWAY FROM THE SIDE WALLS OF THE BASKET. DURING THE FOLLOWING DRAG, SEVERAL PASSENGERS SLIPPED OUT OF THE SIDE OF THE BASKET.

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:

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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