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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228140
Last updated: 12 August 2019
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Date:10-AUG-2019
Time:08:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic BALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Head Balloons, Inc. AX9-118
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N2027S
C/n / msn: 430
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sacramento County, Galt, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:8899 Orr Road, Galt, CA
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The stationary Head Balloons, Inc, experienced a tether release and onboard fire at the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Galt, California.
The balloon sustained substantial damage and the sole pilot onboard received minor injuries during the incident.

Sources:

https://www.kcra.com/article/galt-balloon-fire-pilot-injured-festival-california/28667262
https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/08/10/hot-air-balloon-fire-galt-crash/
https://www.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari&um=1&ie=UTF-8&fb=1&gl=us&entry=s&sa=X&ll=38.263567,-121.375047&z=13&ftid=0x809abb6b6379f93f:0x37250819a23b14de&q=8899+Orr+Rd,+Galt,+CA+95632&gmm=CgIgAQ%3D%3D&ved=2ahUKEwiB7_eO3_3jAhWNHc0KHUpNBHwQ8gEwAHoECAsQAQ
https://www.asias.faa.gov/apex/f?p=100:95:::NO::P95_EVENT_LCL_DATE,P95_LOC_CITY_NAME,P95_REGIST_NBR:10-AUG-19,GALT,N2027S
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=2027S


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Aug-2019 16:25 Geno Added
12-Aug-2019 18:16 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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