Incident Balloon unregistered,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238507
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Date:Wednesday 10 February 1909
Type:Silhouette image of generic BALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Owner/operator:Captain Jonassen
Registration: unregistered
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Victoria Domain, Gisborne, East Coast -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Victoria Domain, Gisborne, New Zealand
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Noah Ezra Jonassen, calling himself Captain Jonassen, was carrying out a public balloon ascent at Victoria Domain, Gisborne. The balloon caught fire during takeoff and ascended to around 100 feet before the envelope vented. The balloon then descended, and as he was too low to use his parachute, Jonassen had no choice but to go down with the balloon. He suffered ankle and leg injuries in the subsequent landing.


1. Poverty Bay Herald, 10 February 1909:

Revision history:

23-Jul-2020 05:38 Ron Averes Added
23-Jan-2022 02:58 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
25-Jan-2022 21:50 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]
06-Sep-2022 14:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Category]
06-Sep-2022 14:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration]

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