AAIB investigation to Cameron A-300 hot air balloon, G-VBAD

Passenger fell off basket while climbing aboard, Near Launceston Cornwall, 18 May 2018.


A passenger fell off the basket onto the ground whilst attempting to board before flight and was seriously injured.

The operator now briefs passengers to take extra care when climbing in or out of the basket and offers boarding before inflation for those they consider would benefit.

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Cameron A-300 hot air balloon, G-VBAD 02-19

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Published 14 February 2019