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N230LB accident description

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Crash location 35.075278°N, 106.568889°W
Nearest city Albuquerque, NM
35.084491°N, 106.651137°W
4.7 miles away
Tail number N230LB
Accident date 10 Oct 2012
Aircraft type Arbc Inc Dba Lindstrand 90A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot of the balloon stated that at the conclusion of the local flight, he was making an approach for landing near a field. At 15 feet above the ground, the pilot pulled out the top of the balloon and landed without a bounce. The balloon then dragged across the ground for 20 feet and came to rest. Prior to landing, the passengers were briefed for a possible hard landing. The pilot noticed that one passenger did not assume the proper brace position. That passenger was seriously injured during the landing and the balloon was not damaged.

NTSB Probable Cause

The passenger’s inadequate brace position for the balloon landing, which resulted in a serious injury.

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