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Due to wind conditions at the landing site, the pilot decided that a firm touchdown was required to avoid the possibility of the balloon dragging. The landing was not heavy, but as the balloon touched down a passenger released her grip of the hand hold. As the basket leaned, she fell forward and struck the fuel cylinder, breaking two ribs.

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General details
Date: 20 May 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 730 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Bald Hills (16 km N Brisbane City) Occurrence type:Hard landing 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 28 June 1989 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Serious 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Thunder & Colt Balloons 
Aircraft model: 105 
Aircraft registration: VH-KRM 
Serial number: 1103 
Type of operation: Ballooning 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Coorparoo QLD
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Bald Hills QLD
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