NTSB Identification: FTW83LA011
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, October 07, 1982 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1983
Aircraft: RAVEN AX-7, registration: N40222
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 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 BALLOONIST ATTEMPTED TO ABORT A LANDING DUE TO WIND CONDITIONS AND BELIEVES HE ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT. THE BALLOON DESCENDED AND LANDED ON A FENCE AND BECAME AIRBORNE AGAIN. THE WIND HAD PICKED UP TO ABOUT 15 OR 20 KNOTS SO THE BALLOONWAS TRAVELING DOWNWIND AS IT COLLIDED WITH THE ROOF OF A HOUSE TAKING OFF SOME SHINGLES. A BALLOON CABLE CAUGHT ON THE ROOF OF THE HOUSE WHICH STOPPED THE BALLOON. THE CHASE CREW SEQUENCE WAS UNEVENTFUL.

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

ABORTED LANDING..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RESIDENCE

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