FTW93LA147
FTW93LA147

On May 1, 1993, at approximately 1845 central daylight time, during landing near Bentonville, Arkansas, a Raven S 55A, N6465K, was substantially damaged when it impacted a fence. The pilot and two passengers did not sustain injury. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the business flight.

The pilot reported to the Fayetteville Flight Service Station that he had departed approximately one mile west of Rogers, Arkansas, for a local flight at approximately 1745. He further reported that the "wind picked up the balloon and dragged it into a barbed wire fence." The flight service station reported the winds from the south at nine knots.

The pilot reported to the Safety Board that a "gust of wind hit the balloon blowing the envelope into a wire fence" while the balloon was being deflated.

The balloon was released to the owner following the investigation.

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