ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145010
Last updated: 18 April 2014
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Date:13-APR-2012
Time:08:50 LT
Type:LIndstrand LBL-210A Balloon
Owner/operator:Toucan Travel/Balloons Over Britain
Registration: G-BZDE
C/n / msn: 665
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Minor
Location:Near West Haddlesey, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:York Racecourse, Knavesmire, York
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A hot air balloon crashed into 66,000-volt power lines near West Haddlesey, North Yorkshire. All of the passengers and the pilot are understood to have escaped without injury.

Northern Powergrid said the power supply was automatically cut off and it was repairing damage to the lines. The passengers were taken back to York Racecourse from where it is believed the balloon had earlier taken off, said North Yorkshire Police.

Balloon Rides, which operated the flight, said: "There was an increase in surface winds on landing and the balloon caught the wire on landing."

It said there were no injuries and only minor damage to the balloon.

Sources:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-17699833
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/9647894.Hot_air_balloon_crashes_into_North_Yorkshire_power_lines/
http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=BZDE
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/selby_tadcaster/9647571.Hot_air_balloon_crashes_near_Selby___updated/
http://www.balloonsoverbritain.co.uk/our-balloons
http://www.airnewstimes.co.uk/hot-air-balloon-hits-power-lines-in-north-yorkshire-14341-news.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Apr-2012 04:02 gerard57 Added
13-Apr-2012 05:17 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
13-Oct-2012 16:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Oct-2012 16:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Source]
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