Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Cameron Balloons A-315, N317RR: Accident occurred December 20, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona

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. 

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Rainbow Ryders Inc


Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Accident Number: WPR22LA066
Date and Time: December 20, 2021, 08:40 Local
Registration: N317RR
Aircraft: CAMERON BALLOONS U S A-315 
Injuries: 1 Serious, 15 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Business

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CAMERON BALLOONS U S 
Registration: N317RR
Model/Series: A-315 
Aircraft Category: Balloon
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KDVT, 1455 ft msl
Observation Time: 08:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C /-2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 10°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious, 14 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 15 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.800746,-112.14323 (est)

3 comments:

  1. Wow..16 people in a balloon?? I think I'd pass on that scenario.

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  2. Wind must have risen abruptly; balloons are very dicey in wind. That is why they usually fly early morning or evenings after the wind has died down.

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