NTSB Identification: FTW83LA010
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 02, 1982 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1983
Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIREFLY 7, registration: N4068K
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE BALLOON LANDED IN HIGH WINDS AND WAS DRAGGED BY THE ENVELOPE FOR ABOUT 150 YARDS. WHILE THE GONDOLA WAS BEING DRAGGED A PASSENGERS BOOT GOT CAUGHT AND TWISTED HIS LEG SO THAT BOTH BONES WERE BROKEN. THE WEATHER WAS VMC AND NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED. THE BALLOON WAS NOT DAMAGED AND THE PILOT AND ONE OTHER PASSENGER WERE NOT INJURED.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

EQUIPMENT,OTHER..IMPROPER..PASSENGER

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