Fatal accident with Free hot-air balloon «Schroeder» D-OWUE

Whithin annual Festival of Ballooning in Kamianets-Podilskyi (Khmelnytsky region), during flight on free hot-air balloon “Schroeder” D-OWUE (Germany), the owner and operator is private person, while performing a landing, the balloon lost control and collided with the ground. There were 1 pilot and 5 passengers on board during flight; as a result of the accident, 1 passenger was killed, other persons were seriously injured. The balloon received significant damage.

Technical investigation has been completed.

NBAAI issued Final report.

Investigation process: completed

Local time: 20:45 22-05-2021

Country: Ukraine

Location: Kamianets-Podilskyi

Aircraft type: Free hot-air balloon

Model: Schroeder

Registration Number: D-OWUE

Flight type: Private flight

The level of damage: Severe damage

Event category: Accident

Flight phase: Landing