AAIB investigation to Lindstrand LBL 90A Hot Air Balloon, G-MUPP

Contacted power lines during landing at Silverstone Golf Club, Buckinghamshire, 25 July 2014.


Due to an increase in wind strength, above that forecast, the pilot decided to land the balloon in the first suitable field. The balloon touched down positively and then became airborne again and contacted an electricity power line transformer post and the associated power cables, before finally landing. The occupants received minor injuries. The balloon was damaged but there was no fire.

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Lindstrand, LBL 90A hot air balloon G-MUPP 12-14

Published 16 December 2014