NTSB Identification: DEN93FA101.
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Accident occurred Sunday, August 08, 1993 in WOODY CREEK, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/01/1994
Aircraft: Thunder and Colt 240A, registration: N748TC
Injuries: 4 Serious,7 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE ON A LOCAL AREA PASSSENGER SIGHT SEEING FLIGHT, THE BALLOON ENCOUNTERED HIGH WINDS. DURING THE ENSUING PRECAUTIONARY LANDING, THE BALLOON STRUCK A FENCE AND LANDED HARD THROWING THE PILOT FROM THE BASKET.

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

AN INFLIGHT ENCOUNTER WITH HIGH WINDS WHICH REQUIRED A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING.

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