NTSB Identification: DEN93FA100
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Sunday, August 08, 1993
WOODY CREEK, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date:
Cameron N-145, registration:
Injuries: 6 Fatal.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
WHILE ON A LOCAL PASSENGER SIGHT SEEING FLIGHT, THE BALLOON ENCOUNTERED A WIND SHIFT AND HIGH WINDS. WHILE DRIFTING AT HIGH SPEED AND LOW ALTITUDE, THE BALLOON STRUCK THE STATIC LINE OF A POWER TRANSMISSION SPAN. THE BASKET WAS SEVERED FROM THE BALLOON AND FELL APPROXIMATELY 108 FEET.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this
FAILURE BY THE PILOT IN COMMAND TO MAINTAIN PROPER ALTITUDE AND VISUAL LOOKOUT. A FACTOR WAS HIGH WIND.