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The balloon was engaged in the Trans Australia Balloon Challenge. The pilot is the current Champion of Denmark. The landing was being made in 10 knot wind conditions. The injured crew member had been briefed for the landing but, for reasons unknown, she attempted to change her position for landing just on touchdown. As a result, she lost her grip and was thrown from the basket. The basket settled on her leg as it passed over her and broke her right ankle.

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General details
Date: 06 April 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 815  
Location:12 km West of Kimba Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 03 May 1988 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Serious 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Kavanagh Balloons 
Aircraft model: D 
Aircraft registration: VH-LVB 
Serial number: KB-019 
Type of operation: Ballooning 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Kimba SA
Departure time:N/K
Destination:12 km West of Kimba SA
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