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Taitung County Government Hot Air Balloon B-00008 Occurrence Initial Report

Publication Date 2014-05-30
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On May 18, 2014, a Taitung county government hot air balloon, type CAMERON C-90, registration B-00008 took off from Luye Gaotai, Taitung County at 0618 with one pilot and two passengers on board, landed at rear ground of Yong’an Village elderly activity center, Luye Township at 0710. Due to barbed wire and betel palm tree surround, the pilot wished to move hot air balloon to next open ground. A ground handling personnel hold the basket handle with both hands, accidentally dropped injured when hot air balloon was lifting.


 Aviation Safety Council (ASC) launched the on-scene team right after the notification from Taitung County Government. Relevant personnel interview, on-site survey, hot air balloon inspection and initial evidence collection were made. ASC determined the event was an aviation occurrence defined by the “Aviation Occurrence Act”. The Investigator-In-Charge and an investigation team have been assigned to this occurrence.


 Further information related to the occurrence will be published after the completion of the investigation.






Sherry Liu, Engineer

Tel: 89127388-330

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