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N2097H accident description

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Crash location 37.943333°N, 103.513611°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city La Junta, CO
37.985009°N, 103.543832°W
3.3 miles away

Tail number N2097H
Accident date 31 Jan 2009
Aircraft type Cameron Balloons Us V-90
Additional details: None

NTSB description

While landing a hot air balloon, the pilot encountered surface winds estimated at 22 mph and gusting to 28 mph. At 20 to 25 feet above ground level, the pilot shut off the burner and prepared for the landing. The hot air balloon descended 400 to 450 feet per minute, impacted hard on downward sloping terrain, and was dragged approximately 360 feet by the wind before coming to rest. The pilot suffered two broken ankles. There were no reported pre-impact anomalies.

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