NTSB Identification: FTW83FQA02
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 10, 1982 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/10/1983
Aircraft: RAVEN INDUSTRIES S-66A, registration: N1980M
Injuries: 3 Serious,1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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 WAS LANDING THE BALLOON IN STRONG GUSTY WINDS WHEN HE SAW POWER LINES APPROACHING AND TOLD EVERYONE TO JUMP. THOSE JUMPING, EXCEPT THE PILOT, WERE INJURED. ONE PASSENGER STAYED IN THE BASKET AND WAS UNHARMED.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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