NTSB Identification: CHI82DA178
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, May 20, 1982 in WYOMING, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/20/1983
Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIREFLY-7, registration: N1533N
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO TAKEOFF FROM A PARKING LOT. HE STATED THAT WHEN THE BALLOON WAS ABOUT 15 FEET FROM THE GROUND A GUST OF WIND PUSHED THE BALLOON DOWN INTO SOME TREES AND AN APARTMENT HOUSE.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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