Cameron N-90 balloon, G-INSR
While landing the balloon in a relatively strong wind, the pilot was thrown from the basket. His leg became entangled in the balloon parachute ripline and as the balloon became airborne again, he was carried into the air, hanging below the basket. At approximately 30 feet agl, the line unravelled itself and the pilot fell to the ground. The balloon descended with the two passengers on board pulling on the ripline, and landed without further incident. One safety recommendation has been made.
Cameron N-90 Balloon, G-INSR 08-07.pdf (338.84 kb)
Published 10 December 2014