Giant Panda Deflates on San Diego

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
By George Hatcher
Giant Panda Deflates on San Diego

No, it’s not the return of a Japanese series of Kaiju films featuring the character Godzilla vs the Giant Panda. A hot air ran away from home. The balloon and its balloonist fell in a residential area in San Diego County. The balloon did not land on any houses though there were some close... »

August 13 Incident Overview

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
By George Hatcher

Date: 10-AUG-13 Time: 14:00:00Z Regis#: N9752J Aircraft Make: PIPER Aircraft Model: PA28 Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: None Damage: Substantial City: OVERGAARD State: Arizona Description: AIRCRAFT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, CRASHED 1/2 MILE FROM THE RUNWAY, MOGOLLON AIRPARK, OVERGAARD, AZ Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF) Date: 10-AUG-13 Time: 13:25:00Z Regis#: N7811W Aircraft Make: PIPER Aircraft Model:... »

Turkish Balloon Fairy chimneys crash

Monday, May 20, 2013
By George Hatcher
Turkish Balloon Fairy chimneys crash

A Lindstrand LBL 425A balloon with twenty-five aboard and operated by Anatolian Balloons collided with another balloon. The balloon was flying over volcanoes known in Turkey as “fairy chimneys” when the collision with the other balloon’s basket caused the balloon to rip, and then it crashed. The three fatalities Kohelman Ellen (76) Maria Luiza... »

19 Die in Egyptian Balloon Fire

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
By George Hatcher
19 Die in Egyptian Balloon Fire

On Feb 26, 2013, a Sky Cruise Egyptian Airship Balloon, an Ultra Magic N-425 hot air balloon, was on a tourist flight and crashed. The balloon caught fire while being tied down. Original reports said there were eighteen fatalities, and two injured tourists. One of the injured tourists died at the hospital on the... »

Balloon Crashes Due to Wind Shear, Pilot lost License

Friday, August 24, 2012
By George Hatcher
Balloon Crashes Due to Wind Shear, Pilot lost License

What: Lindstrand LBL 180A Where: Ljubljana Slovenia When: August 23, 2012 Who: 30 passengers, 2 crew, 4 fatalities, 28 injured Why: A hot air balloon with 32 aboard caught fire and crashed into a tree, burning four beyond recognition. At least six children were injured. Then people at the scene were reported resuscitated; eight... »

Two Die in Balloon Fire

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
By George Hatcher
Two Die in Balloon Fire

What: Schroeder Fire Balloons G34/24 Where: Villiers-Saint-Denis, Aisne France When: May 13th, 2012, 7:00 Who: 4 aboard, 2 fatalities Why: Fifteen minutes after takeoff, the craft struck power lines and crashed. The basket caught fire immediately after touching the power line, instantly killing the pilot of the balloon and a sixty year old passenger.... »

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