NTSB Identification: FTW02LA270.
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Accident occurred Saturday, January 12, 2002 in La Vernia, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/2004
Aircraft: Raven S60A, registration: N804DL
Injuries: 1 Serious,6 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.

A hot air balloon collided with power lines during an approach to land in a vacant field. The 900-hour commercial pilot and five passengers were not injured. One passenger was seriously injured when she was struck and electrocuted by a severed power line.

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

The pilot's improper planning of the approach and failure to maintain clearance with the powerlines. A factor was the power lines.

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