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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238507
Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Unknown balloon
Owner/operator:Captain Jonassen
Registration: Unreg
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gisborne -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Noah Ezra Jonassen, calling himself Captain Jonassen, was carrying out a public balloon ascent at Victoria Domain, Gisborne. The balloon caught fire during takeoff and ascended to around 100 feet before the envelope vented. The balloon then descended, and as he was too low to use his parachute, Jonassen had no choice but to go down with the balloon. He suffered ankle and leg injuries in the subsequent landing.


Poverty Bay Herald, 10 February 1909.

Revision history:

23-Jul-2020 05:38 Ron Averes Added

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