Lindstrand Balloons Ltd LBL180A, G-CBZU, 28 August 2010

Lindstrand Balloons Ltd LBL180A, G-CBZU


During the approach to the planned landing site, the balloon was caught in an updraft and climbed away. The pilot, unable to land in an adjoining field due to the presence of livestock, initiated a second descent over the field he had originally planned to land in. The rapid descent resulted in the balloon basket striking the ground with some force, during which a passenger, who had not adopted the briefed landing position, received an injury to his knee. There were no other reported injuries.

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Published 10 December 2014