NTSB Identification: ATL83FA001
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 03, 1982 in PIEDMONT, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1983
Aircraft: EAGLE C-7, registration: N70014
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

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.

BALLOON WAS INFLATED WITH DIFFICULTY BECAUSE OF GUSTY WINDS.BALLOON DID NOT HAVE A SKIRT. DURING THE FLIGHT WHICH ENDED IN THE ACCIDENT THE BALLOON SEEMED TO HAVE TROUBLE AND DURING THE FINAL MOMENTS IT WAS IN A DESCENT WHICH ENDED WITH THE ENVELOPE AS A STREAMER UNTIL CONTACT WITH WIRES.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INADEQUATE TRANSITION/UPGRADE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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