Ultramagic N-250 balloon, G-BZJX
G-BZJX was caught by a gust of wind during takeoff and the balloon went in a direction approximately 70° to that of the expected direction. The pilot was unable to increase the rate of climb sufficiently to avoid another balloon that was about to launch. The basket of G-BZJX brushed against the canopy of G-CBFY causing the latter’s canopy to tear and deflate. Nobody was injured in the accident.
Ultramagic N-250 balloon, G-BZJX 03-07.pdf (336.71 kb)