The cause of the accident was an in-flight activation of the rapid deflation system. A possible explanation is that the activation occurred when, following an encounter with a 'willy willy', spinning of the envelope and basket resulted in the chimney control line entangling with the twisting basket and burner suspension lines.
|Date:||22 November 1975||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Location:||near Wagga Wagga|
|State:||New South Wales|
|Release date:||26 January 1977||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||Fatal|