Aviation safety investigations & reports

Kavanagh Balloons Pty Ltd D-77, VH-HQV, Griffith NSW, 25 March 1989

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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On landing the basket touched down once, lifted back into the air and touched down a second time about 10 metres further on. The landing was not heavy and it was described as normal by an expert witness. The basket remained upright throughout the landing. One of the passengers apparently shifted position during the landing sequence and this resulted in her receiving a broken ankle. This accident was not the subject of an on-scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 25 March 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 650    
Location: Griffith    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other  
Release date: 08 May 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Serious  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Kavanagh Balloons  
Aircraft model D  
Aircraft registration VH-HQV  
Serial number KB 067  
Type of operation Ballooning  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Griffith NSW  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Griffith NSW