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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215816
Last updated: 10 December 2018
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Date:10-AUG-2018
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic BALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lindstrand Balloons LBL-105
Owner/operator:Elevated Ballooning
Registration: N1410C *
C/n / msn: 5345
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Teton County Fairgrounds, Driggs, ID -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A hot-air balloon was within 5 miles of the Driggs-Reed Memorial Airport when the fabric was struck by a consumer drone.
The drone's propellers were shearing off until it dropped and became entangled in the balloonís load lines. The drone then fell to the ground.
The balloon then carried out a forced landing.
It appeared that the drone didnít damage the balloon.

* The registration and model was not reported. FAA records show Elevated Ballooning is listed as owner of one balloon: N1410C.

Sources:

https://www.postregister.com/news/local/first-ever-recorded-drone-hot-air-balloon-collision-prompts-safety/article_7cc41c24-6025-5aa6-b6dd-6d1ea5e85961.html (website blocked for EU)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Sep-2018 16:51 harro Added
29-Sep-2018 16:52 harro Updated [Source]

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