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Fall Kills Balloonist

Sometimes, its the most basic hazards that get us. When flying in an unenclosed vehicle, be sure that you are secure from the real potential of going overboard. Be careful up there...

**Report created 2/27/2003   Record 8 **
IDENTIFICATION
  Regis#: UNK  Make/Model: BAL  Description: HOT AIR BALLOON
  Date: 02/25/2003     Time: 1600
  Event Type: Accident   Highest Injury: Fatal     Mid Air: N    Missing: N
  Damage: None

LOCATION
  City: YOUNTVILLE   State: CA   Country: US

DESCRIPTION
DURING POSITIONING OF A HOT AIR BALLOON, A BALLOONIST LOST GRIP AND FELL TO HIS DEATH, OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES ARE UNKNOWN,  YOUNTVILLE, CA

INJURY DATA      Total Fatal:   1
                 # Crew:   0     Fat:   1     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:   Y
                 # Pass:   0     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:   Y
                 # Grnd:         Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:   

WEATHER: UNK

OTHER DATA
  Activity: Unknown      Phase: Standing      Operation: General Aviation
  Departed: UNK   Dep Date:    Dep. Time:
  Destination: UNK   Flt Plan: UNK    Wx Briefing: U
  Last Radio Cont: UNK    Last Clearance: UNK
  FAA FSDO: SACRAMENTO, CA  (WP25)                Entry date: 02/27/2003


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