Friday, September 7, 2018

Lindstrand Balloons 77A, N370LB: Accident occurred September 02, 2018 in Brookfield, Linn County, Missouri

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

Additional Participating Entity:  
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Brookfield, MO
Accident Number: CEN18LA364
Date & Time: 09/02/2018, 0835 CDT
Registration: N370LB
Aircraft: Lindstrand 77A
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation -

On September 2, 2018, at 0835 central daylight time, a Lindstrand Balloons 77A, N370LB, experienced a hard landing to a field near Brookfield, Missouri, during which the pilot was ejected from the balloon basket. The balloon was undamaged. The pilot sustained minor injuries and the passenger sustained serious injuries. The balloon was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations as a Part 91 flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The local flight originated at time unknown. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Lindstrand
Registration: N370LB
Model/Series: 77A No Series
Aircraft Category: Balloon
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Pilot
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
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Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
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Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Brookfield, MO
Destination: Brookfield, MO

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
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