NTSB Identification: CEN13LA356
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 08, 2013 in Golden, CO
Aircraft: ULTRAMAGIC N-250, registration: N753ZF
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor,8 Uninjured.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
On June 8, 2013 about 0830 mountain daylight time, an Ultramagic N-250 hot air balloon, N753ZF, owned and operated by Adventure Balloon Sports, LLC, sustained minor damage when it impacted on to a road during a high wind landing near Golden, Colorado. One passenger on board sustained serious injuries. The pilot and another passenger sustained minor injuries. The 8 remaining passengers were uninjured. The business flight was being conducted under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 without a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the incident.
Emergency Medical Technicians for the Rocky Mountain Fire District who responded to the call reported the balloon impacted about 2.5 miles inside the main gate entrance to the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
At 0655, the weather conditions at Erie, Colorado (KEIK),11 miles northeast of the accident scene were wind 300 degrees at 4 knots, clear skies, visibility 10 miles, temperature 66 degrees Fahrenheit (F), dew point 43 degrees F, and altimeter 29.81 inches.
At 0755, the weather conditions at KEIK were wind 030 degrees at 16 knots, gusts to 24 knots, clear skies, visibility 10 miles, temperature 65 degrees Fahrenheit (F), dew point 47 degrees F, and altimeter 29.89 inches.
At 0855, the weather conditions at KEIK were wind 020 degrees at 14 knots, gusts to 22 knots, clear skies, visibility 10 miles, temperature 66 degrees Fahrenheit (F), dew point 49 degrees F, and altimeter 29.94 inches.
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