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It was reported the balloon was being flown with a southerly drift in excellent weather conditions. After a flight of about 75 minutes, the pilot landed the balloon in a suitable paddock. Following a normal touch down, the balloon basket was dragged about 70 metres. Some days later a passenger was found to have suffered small fractures in the lower part of one leg, the injury apparently resulting from the landing slide.

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General details
Date: 26 March 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 815  
Location:22km south of Griffith Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other 
Release date: 23 March 1990 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Serious 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Kavanagh Balloons 
Aircraft model: C 
Aircraft registration: VH-JKY 
Serial number: N/A 
Type of operation: Ballooning 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Griffith NSW
Departure time:0700
Destination:N/A
 
 
 
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