Monday, March 26, 2018

Lindstrand Balloon 105A, N1517H: Incident occurred March 24, 2018 in Wesley Chapel, Pasco County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa

Hot air balloon hit power lines and crashed.


http://registry.faa.gov/N1517H


Date: 24-MAR-18

Time: 12:44:00Z
Regis#: N1517H
Aircraft Make: LINDSTRAND BALLOON
Aircraft Model: 105A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
City: TAMPA
State: FLORIDA

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL - Two people were injured Saturday morning when a hot air balloon hit a power line near the Groves Shopping Center, according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office.

The hot air balloon was approaching a landing spot when the basket struck a power line. The balloon then landed below the power line. Three adults were in the balloon's basket at the time, deputies said.

Pasco deputies and county fire rescue crews responded to the scene and found that two of the adult passengers in the basket identified as Hector Vega, 37, and Ashley Vega, 33, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The hot air balloon pilot Michael Braun, 62,was uninjured. Both passengers were transported to a local hospital.

The hot air balloon was operated by a company called Aerial Adventure Tampa Bay.

The FAA and the National Transportation and Safety Board are investigating.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://patch.com

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. - Pasco sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a hot air balloon accident near The Groves Shopping Center.

Three people were onboard the basket at the time. Two adult passengers, Hector and Ashley Vega, suffered non-life threatening injuries, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. The pilot, Michael Braun, was uninjured.

The incident occurred near Oakley Boulevard about 8:44 a.m. Saturday.

The hot air balloon was approaching a landing spot when the basket struck a power line, a Pasco sheriff's office release said. The balloon then landed below the power line.

The injured passengers were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.

No further information was released.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.abcactionnews.com

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