NTSB Identification: DEN89LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37426.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 09, 1988 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: RAVEN S-60A, registration: N3592C
Injuries: 1 Minor,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, WITH TWO PAX ABOARD A HOT AIR BALLOON, PARTICIPATED IN THE 1988 ALBUQUERQUE, NM INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA. THE PLT SAID HE RECEIVED A WX BRIEFING AND THEN DEPARTED IN VFR WX CONDITIONS. AFTER APRX 45 MIN OF FLT, THE PLT SAID HE ENCOUNTERED UNPREDICTED ADVERSE WINDS. THE BALLOON BEGAN AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT. HE SAID HE HIT THE GROUND SEVERAL TIME BEFORE COMING TO A STOP.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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