Friday, August 02, 2019

Aerostar RX-9, N9066Q: Incident occurred August 01, 2019 in Hume, Allegany County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rochester, New York

Balloon encountered inclement weather causing it to strike trees and land hard.

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA484
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, August 01, 2019 in Hume, NY
Aircraft: Cameron A 210, registration: N6533Q

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Date: 02-AUG-19
Time: 00:00:00Z
Regis#: N9066Q
Aircraft Model: RX9
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: HUME

HUME, New York (WKBW) — 14 people were involved in two separate hot air balloon accidents in the Allegany County Town of Hume, according to New York State police the incidents occurred about 10 minutes and five miles apart.

The first incident occurred just before 8 p.m. Thursday near Mills Road, nine people departed from Letchworth in a hot air balloon when state police say the pilot encountered strong winds lost control and the balloon came down in some trees. The pilot was able to lift the balloon out of the trees later landing hard in a field.

All occupants were able to stay in the basket and one person was transported to a local hospital with a leg injury. 

The second incident occurred about 10 minutes later and five miles away, police say the five occupants encountered strong winds lost control and came down hard in a field.

Two people were ejected from the basket and were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the incidents and foul play is not suspected at this time.

Original article can be found here ➤

HUME, New York (WIVB) — We’re learning more about a hot air balloon incident in Allegany County.

State police dispatchers tell News 4 that two hot air balloons went down in Hume Thursday night.

At least eight people were involved, but it’s not clear if anyone went to the hospital.

Story and video ➤

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