Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


Pickney, Michigan 48169
Sunday, April 27, 1986 20:15 EDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE BALLOONEST HAD BRIEFED AND POSITIONED HIS TWO PAX FOR A ANTICIPATED HARD/DRAG LANDING IN A 9 KT WIND. HE STATED THE BALLOON TOUCHED AND BOUNCED THEN TOUCHED AND BOUNCED AGAIN BEFORE IT ENTERED THE DRAG SEQUENCE OF THE LANDING. THE FEMALE PAX SUFFERED A FRACTURE OF THE TIBIA DURING THE SECOND BOUNCE.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date4/27/1986 
Event Day of the WeekSunday 
Time of Event2015 
Event Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time 
Event CityPICKNEY  
Event StateMICHIGAN 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site48169  
Event Date Year1986 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location Airport  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1952 Eastern Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)65 
Weather Observation Facility IDDET  
Elevation of weather observation facility890 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)39 
Time Zone of the weather observationEDT 
Lighting ConditionsDusk 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height25000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 12 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)19 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)11 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)110 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjurySerious 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious
Injury Total All
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)2100 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateApr 28 1986 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1514 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information32657 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:14AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN298CB 
NTSB NumberCHI86LA128  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageNone 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCAMERON  
Aircraft ModelO-65  
Aircraft Series IdentifierO-65  
Aircraft Serial Number475  
Certified Max Gross Weight800 
Aircraft CategoryBalloon 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft-- 
Number of Engines-- 
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection100 Hour 
Date of Last InspectionMay 4 1985 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection32 
Airframe Hours245 
ELT InstalledNo 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameHERB W. LONER  
Aircraft Owner Street Address5030 W. HURON RIVER  
Aircraft Owner CityDEXTER  
Aircraft Owner StateMI 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode48130  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport Code  
Departure CityDEXTER  
Departure StateMI 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1930 
Departure Time ZoneEDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location0  
Runway Length
Runway Width
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--