ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145431
Last updated: 24 April 2014
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Date:12-APR-2012
Time:19:00 CDT
Type:Aerostar Raven S49A
Owner/operator:Janesville Hot Air Balloon Co.
Registration: N70451
C/n / msn: S49A-3193
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Bond Park, Janesville, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Off airport site
Destination airport:Bond Park, Janesville, WI
Narrative:
On a local sight-seeing flight, a Aerostar Raven S49A, N70451, was unable to arrest a descent to Bond Park in Janesville, Wisconsin, and contacted power lines resulting in substantial damage to the balloon and local power outages.
The pilot was not injured and the passenger received minor burn injuries.

Sources:
http://gazettextra.com/news/2012/apr/13/balloon-crash-knocks-out-power-janesvilles-west-si/
http://www.nbc15.com/janesville/headlines/Hot_Air_Balloon_Hits_Power_Line_in_Janesville_147253455.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDI3XYYd_zI


Revision history:

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04-May-2012 17:50 Geno Added
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