AT 104 (модель 80ТА «Классика») RA-1360G 03.05.2014

Accident date03.05.2014
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-1360G
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident siteна базе отдыха Чкаловского района Нижегородской области
Aircraft typeAT104
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Aircraft operator
Aircraft ownerЧастное лицо
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)
Number of fatalities0
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destruction
Aviation type
Works type

08 may 2014

     The accident with AT 104 (model 80 TA "Klassika") RA-1360G private hot air balloon occurred at a recreation center of the Chkalovsky district, Novgorod region (RF) on May 3, 2014. According to the available information the pilot and 3 passengers on board were injured, the aircraft was destroyed.
      The Interstate Aviation Committee has formed the Investigation team of the accident in accordance with the Russian Aviation Legislation. The Investigation team started its work.

21 july 2014

      The Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with "Klassika" AT104 series 80TA model RA-1360G private hot-air balloon.
      The crash with "Klassika" AT104 series 80 TA model RA-1360G hot-air balloon was caused by fire in the car after its turnover during the hot-air balloon landing. 
      The hot-air balloon fire was caused by gas ignition due to pressurization leakage of the hot-air balloon thermal unit and fire in pilot burner.
      Pressurization leakage of the hot-air balloon most probably was caused by unauthorized impact on gas manifold and/or gas sleeve by passengers and/or pilot during the car turnover.   
      The following factors most probably contributed to the accident:
      - fire in pilot burner that didn't comply with hot-air balloon FOM;
      - lack of pilot's information about turbulence in landing zone;
      - installation of self-made gas manifold in the car not specified by airframe of hot-air balloon thermal unit;  
      - lack of gas mainfold protection from unauthorized impact of persons in the hot-air balloon car;
      - passengers location in the car before landing didn't comply with the hot-air balloon FOM.
      The appropriate safety recommendation based on the investigation results were developed.