ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14007
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Narrative:Raven S-60A Hot Air Balloon: Accident 9 July 1974: Crashed at Tavares, Florida. Balloon entered scattered to broken clouds. Limit at n-day VFR only. Deflation port opened in flight, did not reseal. Balloon entered uncontrolled descent, both persons on board killed. According to the NTSB Report into the incident:
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Minor|
|Location:||Tavares, Florida -
United States of America
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Tavares, Florida|
|Destination airport:||Tavares, Florida|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities|
PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS"
Although there were two fatalities, the balloon only sustained minor damage. The registration N54691 was cancelled by the FAA very much later - on April 17 2006
Tavares is a city in the central portion of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat of Lake County. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area
1. NTSB Identification: MIA75AM006: https://www.ntsb.gov/Pages/brief.aspx?ev_id=31114&key=0
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]|
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