NTSB Identification: FTW82FQA21
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 04, 1982 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/04/1983
Aircraft: BARNES AX-7, registration: N2045F
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

THE PILOT STATED SHE MADE A PRACTICE LANDING NEAR A LARGE HILL AND HAD NO PROBLEMS LANDING. SHE CONTINUED FLIGHT FOR APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES AND PREPARED TO LAND ON A ROAD.THE BALLOON IMPACTED A ROAD EMBANKMENT AT TOUCHDOWN AND THE PILOT BROKE HER LEG. SHE STATED THE GROUND WAS "NOT THAT BAD" AND "THE PROBLEM WAS THE WAY I HAD MYSELF BRACED IN THE GONDOLA."

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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