NTSB Identification: CHI82DA076
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, February 27, 1982 in CINCINNATI, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/27/1983
Aircraft: BARNES FIREFLY-7, registration: N1522W
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor,2 Uninjured.

PILOT STATED THAT AFTER A NORMAL INFLATION, BEFORE THE BALLOON WAS HOT ENOUGH TO SUSTAIN FLIGHT, A GUST OF WIND BLEW IT INTO A SCHOOL BUILDING. AFTER STRIKING THE BUILDING, THE BALLOON WAS DRAGGED THROUGH A LINE OF TREES.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


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