NTSB Identification: MKC82DA102
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 13, 1982 in HUDSON, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/13/1983
Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIREFLY 6, registration: N2067F
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE BALLOON WAS IN A DESCENT AND WAS APPROACHING THE LANDING AREA WHEN THE BURNER PILOT-LIGHT WENT OUT. WITHOUT THE BURNER, THE PILOT WAS FORCED TO LAND SHORT OF HIS SELECTED FIELD. HE SPILLED THE AIR FROM THE BALLOON AND TOUCHED DOWN JUST SHORT OF AN 8000 VOLT POWER LINE. THE ENVELOPE FELL ACROSS THE LINES. THE PILOT DISCONNECTED THE BASKET FROM THE ENVELOPE AND ATTEMPTED TO PULL THE ENVELOPE FROM THE POWER LINES. HOWEVER, THE ENVELOPE "CAUGHT ON FIRE" AND WAS DESTROYED.

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

BALLOON EQUIPMENT,BURNER SYSTEM..OTHER


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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