NTSB Identification: CHI83LA265.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21964.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 18, 1983 in FLINT, MI
Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIREFLY 7, registration: N27114
Injuries: 1 Fatal,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.
AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PLT LEVELED THE BALLOON, AND A SHORT TIME LATER, HE COLLAPSED TO THE FLOOR OF THE GONDOLA & HAD DIFFICULTY BREATHING. THE BALLOON BEGAN DESCENDING. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT HIT THE PORCH OF A HOUSE & WAS DAMAGED. THE PLT DIED FROM ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:INCAPACITATION(CARDIOVASCULAR)..PILOT IN COMMAND
AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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