NTSB Identification: FTW84LA087.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24130.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 03, 1983 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIREFLY 7, registration: N4061P
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.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT DURING FLT, UNFAVORABLE WINDS WERE ENCOUNTERED. AN APCH WAS MADE TO A GOLF COURSE, BUT THE PLT ABORTED DUR TO HIGH WINDS. A SHORT TIME LATER, AN APCH WAS MADE TO A PARK AREA. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE WIND SWITCHED AS THE BALLOON TOUCHED DOWN & BLEW THE ENVELOPE INTO TREES. A SAFETY LINE HAD BEEN DROPPED TO WAITING GROUND CREW PERSONNEL, BUT THE WIND WAS TOO STRONG FOR THEM TO CONTROL THE ENVELOPE'S MOVEMENT.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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