Friday, October 13, 2017

Cameron N-105 balloon, N29922, owned by an individual and operated by HCP Aviation Services: Accident occurred October 07, 2017 on Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

HCP Aviation Services:

NTSB Identification: CEN18LA006
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 07, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM
Aircraft: CAMERON N-105, registration: N29922
Injuries: 1 Serious, 3 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On October 7, 2017, about 0900 mountain daylight time, a Cameron N-105 balloon, N29922, landed hard in a field located on the Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The pilot and two passengers were not injured, and one passenger received serious injuries. The balloon was not substantially damaged. The balloon was owned by an individual and operated by HDP Aviation under the provisions of the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The flight departed the Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque about 0800 on a local flight. 

At 0852, the surface weather observation at the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (ABQ), Albuquerque, New Mexico was wind 340 degrees at 8 knots; sky clear; 10 miles visibility; temperature 12 degrees C; dew point -5 degrees C; and altimeter 30.16 inches of mercury.

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