Accident at Wallenstein, Ontario


1996-08-06: When the balloon took off from New Dundee, Ontario, the wind was approximately 10 knots from the south. On landing, the pilot was conducting a steep descent into a small field. The descent rate was aggrevated by low-level wind shear and the balloon touched down hard. One female passenger fell out of the gondola which bounced back into the air. On the second bounce, the pilot fell out of the gondola and was dragged a short distance before the balloon was completely deflated. The female passenger and her husband were taken to hospital, examined and released. They later reported she had a compressed vertebrae and a fractured collar bone. From a TSB Initial Notification (#A96O0134).


CADORS Number 1996O0300
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-06-01 - Unknown time
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Wallenstein, Ontario
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Other,Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Balloon
 Silhouette image of Balloon
Canadian Registration FRNZ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Private
Model AX 9 122
Year Built 1994
Engine Type None
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Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Weather - other,Collision with terrain

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