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NTSB Identification: ATL83FA001
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 03, 1982 in PIEDMONT, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1983
Aircraft: EAGLE C-7, registration: N70014
Injuries: 3 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.

BALLOON WAS INFLATED WITH DIFFICULTY BECAUSE OF GUSTY WINDS.BALLOON DID NOT HAVE A SKIRT. DURING THE FLIGHT WHICH ENDED IN THE ACCIDENT THE BALLOON SEEMED TO HAVE TROUBLE AND DURING THE FINAL MOMENTS IT WAS IN A DESCENT WHICH ENDED WITH THE ENVELOPE AS A STREAMER UNTIL CONTACT WITH WIRES.


The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

  • WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS
  • PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
  • INADEQUATE TRANSITION/UPGRADE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND
  • WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND
  • OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
  • WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

Contributing Factors:
  • OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION
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