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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173157
Last updated: 9 November 2019
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Date:10-JAN-2015
Time:14:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic BALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lindstrand 120A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N316TB
C/n / msn: 5502
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Accident
Location:Near Peru Municipal Airport (I76), Peru, Indiana -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Baxter, IA
Destination airport:Peru, IN
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that he made a normal landing approach but that the surface wind velocity was higher than forecast, which required him to use a high-wind landing technique. The pilot remained in control of the balloon during the hard landing and was able to properly brace himself before the landing. However, shortly after touchdown, the balloon tipped over onto its side, which was typical for a high-wind landing; the balloon was not damaged. The pilot fell out of the basket after his shoulder contacted the ground. The pilot was able to pull the vent line to fully deflate the envelope after touchdown. Following the hard landing, the pilot was admitted to a hospital and treated for a serious neck injury.
Probable Cause: The hard landing due to a higher-than-forecast surface wind, which resulted in a serious neck injury to the pilot.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20150115X51623&key=1
FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=316TB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jan-2015 00:41 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 11:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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