Sunday, October 27, 2019

Lindstrand 105A, N7172D: Accident occurred August 23, 2019 in Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma

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

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

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Lawton, OK
Accident Number: CEN19LA328
Date & Time: 08/23/2019, 0800 CDT
Registration: N7172D
Aircraft: Lindstrand 105A
Injuries: 1 Serious, 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business - Sightseeing

On August 23, 2019, about 0800 central daylight time, a Lindstrand 105A balloon, N7172D, had a hard landing in a pasture near Lawton, Oklahoma. The commercial pilot and 3 of his passengers were not injured, 1 passenger sustained a broken leg/ankle, and the balloon was not damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 business flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the sight-seeing balloon flight that departed a field located about 6 miles southwest of the accident site at 0730. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Lindstrand
Registration: N7172D
Model/Series: 105A No Series
Aircraft Category: Balloon
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: LAW, 1110 ft msl
Observation Time: 0753 CDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 130°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Lawton, OK
Destination: Lawton, OK

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious, 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 4 None
Latitude, Longitude:  34.604167, -98.395556 (est)

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