Thursday, June 09, 2022

Aerostar RX 8, N9158Z: Accident occurred June 08, 2022 in Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota

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; Rapid City, South Dakota


Location: Hot Springs, South Dakota
Accident Number: CEN22LA238
Date and Time: June 8, 2022, 06:45 Local 
Registration: N9158Z
Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC RX 8
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Aerial observation

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC
Registration: N9158Z
Model/Series: RX 8
Aircraft Category: Balloon
Amateur Built:
Operator: Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
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Observation Facility, Elevation: 
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Distance from Accident Site: 
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Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 43.368306,-103.38827

Balloon made a hard landing.

Date: 08-JUN-22
Time: 12:45:00Z
Regis#: N9158Z
Aircraft Make: AEROSTAR
Aircraft Model: RX8
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOT SPRINGS
State: SOUTH DAKOTA

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