Hard landing Accident Lindstrand 120A N316TB, Saturday 10 January 2015
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Date:Saturday 10 January 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic BALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lindstrand 120A
Registration: N316TB
MSN: 5502
Year of manufacture:2012
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Near Peru Municipal Airport (I76), Peru, Indiana -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Baxter, IA
Destination airport:Peru, IN
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he made a normal landing approach but that the surface wind velocity was higher than forecast, which required him to use a high-wind landing technique. The pilot remained in control of the balloon during the hard landing and was able to properly brace himself before the landing. However, shortly after touchdown, the balloon tipped over onto its side, which was typical for a high-wind landing; the balloon was not damaged. The pilot fell out of the basket after his shoulder contacted the ground. The pilot was able to pull the vent line to fully deflate the envelope after touchdown. Following the hard landing, the pilot was admitted to a hospital and treated for a serious neck injury.
Probable Cause: The hard landing due to a higher-than-forecast surface wind, which resulted in a serious neck injury to the pilot.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN15LA103
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=316TB


Revision history:

21-Jan-2015 00:41 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 11:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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