|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : apc|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 2700
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited adverse environment|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
March/xx/93. Pilot X commercial hot air balloon. Launched balloon at XA10 am from an unincorporated area north of napa. Intended to transition napa from north to south. Midflt, when over town, winds became light and variable and/or calm. I climbed to 2700 ft in search of any advantageous winds with negative results. With passenger safety in mind, I went to roof top level until able to safely put down in the next available vacant lot or area. Result was a safe, controled, and gentle landing at XA30 am.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A COMMERCIAL HOT AIR BALLOON PLT HAD TO LAND IN TOWN DUE TO VERY LIGHT WINDS.
Narrative: MARCH/XX/93. PLT X COMMERCIAL HOT AIR BALLOON. LAUNCHED BALLOON AT XA10 AM FROM AN UNINCORPORATED AREA N OF NAPA. INTENDED TO TRANSITION NAPA FROM N TO S. MIDFLT, WHEN OVER TOWN, WINDS BECAME LIGHT AND VARIABLE AND/OR CALM. I CLBED TO 2700 FT IN SEARCH OF ANY ADVANTAGEOUS WINDS WITH NEGATIVE RESULTS. WITH PAX SAFETY IN MIND, I WENT TO ROOF TOP LEVEL UNTIL ABLE TO SAFELY PUT DOWN IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE VACANT LOT OR AREA. RESULT WAS A SAFE, CTLED, AND GENTLE LNDG AT XA30 AM.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.