Five Hurt In MN Balloon Accident | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On ANN

ADR 02.20.17

Airborne 02.13.17

Airborne 02.14.17

Airborne 02.15.17

Airborne 02.16.17

Airborne 02.17.17

Airborne-HD On YouTube

ADR 02.20.17

Airborne 02.13.17

Airborne 02.14.17

Airborne 02.15.17

Airborne 02.16.17

Airborne 02.17.17

Mon, Jun 20, 2011

Five Hurt In MN Balloon Accident

Pilot Edward Chapman Most Seriously Injured When Balloon Went Down

World record-holding balloon pilot Edward Chapman was reported to be seriously injured Thursday evening during a landing attempt just southwest of Minneapolis. Four other people on board were slightly injured.

The balloon went down just before 2100 local time in Lexington Township. Chapman's company Balloon Ascensions Unlimited owns the aircraft. Chapman was attempting the landing due to "increasing winds and the onset of darkness," according to the Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that a wind gust caused the balloon to strike a ditch, and Chapman was thrown from the basket. He reportedly suffered a head injury, cracked vertebrae, and other cuts and bruises as he was "dragged across pavement" possibly entangled in the balloon's lines.

The paper said the balloon continued about 350 yards across a field before eventually coming to a stop.

Chapman was treated at North Memorial Hospital, and was most recently reported to be in fair condition.

FMI: www.balloonridesminnesota.com

Advertisement

More News

Klyde Morris (02.20.17)

Klyde's Still On SpaceX's Case... As Usual FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

SpaceX Falcon 9 Back In ISS Delivery Biz

Eighth Successful First Stage Landing/Recovery Looked Almost Easy... They're back in the ISS delivery business as a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 9:39 a.m. EST, Sunday. Abou>[...]

Napa Jet Center (KAPC) To Offer Expanded Maintenance Services

Textron Aviation Selects Napa Jet Center For Maintenance Of Bonanza/Baron Series Napa Jet Center (KAPC) has been selected by Textron Aviation to add the Beechcraft Authorized Servi>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.20.17)

“One of the main uses for the UAS will be for high-risk situations such as someone barricaded in a home or building. The UAS will allow us to get a bird’s-eye view and >[...]

Moore County, NC SheriffÂ’s Office Purchases UAS

Will Be Employed For A Variety Of Law Enforcement Operations Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced today that the Moore County Sheriff’s Office has purchased an Unmanned Aircraft Sy>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC