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Cameron Z-275 hot air balloon, G-CBZZ

Date of occurrence: 24 August 2011

Summary:

The pilot was landing the balloon in a large grass field. In the final stages of the approach, the balloon was caught in a downdraft and began a more rapid descent. The pilot attempted to climb the balloon but it struck a loose stone wall and a female passenger was seriously injured.

The pilot was landing the balloon in a large grass field. In the final stages of the approach, the balloon was caught in a downdraft and began a more rapid descent. The pilot attempted to climb the balloon but it struck a loose stone wall and a female passenger was seriously injured.

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Report name:
Cameron Z-275 hot air balloon, G-CBZZ
Registration:
G-CBZZ
Type:
Cameron Z-275 hot air balloon
Location:
Pearson Farm, Cromford, Derbyshire
Date of occurrence:
24 August 2011
Category:
Sport Aviation/Balloons
Summary:

The pilot was landing the balloon in a large grass field. In the final stages of the approach, the balloon was caught in a downdraft and began a more rapid descent. The pilot attempted to climb the balloon but it struck a loose stone wall and a female passenger was seriously injured.

The pilot was landing the balloon in a large grass field. In the final stages of the approach, the balloon was caught in a downdraft and began a more rapid descent. The pilot attempted to climb the balloon but it struck a loose stone wall and a female passenger was seriously injured.

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