Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Balloon crash safety changes call

A hot air ballooning company has been urged to review its procedures
following an accident in south Wales last May.

Fourteen passengers were injured and the balloon pilot broke his ankle when
it crash landed during violent storms.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) issued safety recommendations
to the company Ballooning Network Ltd.

Reports into a fatal crash in Snowdonia and a crash landing on an industrial
estate have also been published.

The AAIB report found the balloon had set off from the Monmouth area last
May when it got into difficulties during the stormy weather and tried to
land at a planned position unsuccessfully.

As the weather deteriorated, the balloon continued its flight until the
pilot reached Pontypool and there he made an emergency landing, said the

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