Accident Balloonbau Woerner D-CARIBBEAN, Tuesday 12 September 1995
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Date:Tuesday 12 September 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic BALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Balloonbau Woerner
Owner/operator:Fahrtengruppe Soukup & Thomas
Registration: D-CARIBBEAN
MSN: 0317
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Bereza -   Belarus
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Zurich
Destination airport:Unknown
Investigating agency: MAK
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Shot down by a Republic of Belarus Air Force attack helicopter, and crashed near the town of Bereza, Republic of Belarus. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area at the time of the accident. The aircraft was destroyed. After being hit by rounds of machine-gun fire, the hydrogen-filled balloon envelope tore and partially burned, and after impact with the ground the balloon gondola frame was compressed along its vertical axis.
Two crew members, both American, were killed in this shoot down.

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


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Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
13-Nov-2008 03:53 harro Updated
19-Mar-2022 10:21 Ron Averes Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Sep-2023 06:47 harro Updated

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