ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146656
Last updated: 1 October 2014
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Date:08-JUL-2012
Time:
Type:Aerostar RSX-8
Owner/operator:Blue Sky Balloons Inc
Registration: N51483
C/n / msn: RSX8-3118
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: None
Location:Foot of Main St., Ploughkeepsie, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Marist College
Destination airport:Main St., Ploughkeepsie
Narrative:
The hot air balloon was taking part in the annual three-day Dutchess County Balloon Festival. Upon landing in a park at the foot of Main Street in Ploughkeepsie, New York, a gust of wind blew the balloon, an Aerostar RSX-8, named "Seagull", into powerlines. The aircraft was not damaged and the pilot and two passengers were uninjured in the incident.

Sources:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2170413/Up--flop-Hot-air-balloon-deflates-getting-caught-power-lines-landing.html
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=51483&x=8&y=13

http://www.kissesoffire.com/BillHughes.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jul-2012 11:14 ryan kirkatrick Added
08-Jul-2012 19:00 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
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