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1114 occurrences in the ASN safety database
383 fatalities
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acc. date type reg. operator fat. location   dmg    
15 Jun 1785 Hybrid Balloon - Gas / Montgolfiere Unregistered Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier 2 Wimereux, Pas-de-Calais w/o
19 Sep 1786 Vincent Lunardi Gas Balloon Unregistered Vincent Lunardi 0+1 Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland w/o
25 May 1824 "Royal George" Gas Balloon Unregistered Thomas Harris 1 Beddington Park, Carshalton, near Croydon, Surrey w/o
24 Jul 1837 Royal Nassau Gas Balloon Unregistered Charles Green & Edward Spencer 1 Blackheath, Greenwich, London non
28 Jun 1838 Royal Victoria Gas Balloon Unregistered George Graham 0+1 Marylebone Road, London min
9 Jul 1849 The Rainbow Gas Balloon Unregistered William Wadman 1 Bristol Channel, off Weston-super-Mare, Somerset mis
2 Jun 1852 Gas Balloon Unregistered James Goulston, alias 'Guiseppe Lunardini' 1 Stone Breaks Hill, Lees, near Oldham, Lancashire w/o
15 Aug 1859 'The Florence Nightingale' Gas Balloon Unregistered William Henry Hall 1 West Boldon, County Durham mis
24 Aug 1863 Coxwell Gas Balloon Unregistered Henry Tracey Coxwell 1 Arnold, Nottinghamshire w/o
9 Jul 1874 The Czar Gas Balloon Unregistered Private 1 Sydney Street, Chelsea, London w/o
22 May 1877 The Queen Gas Balloon Unregistered Benjamin Medcalf 0+1 Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire w/o
20 Oct 1877 Gas Balloon Unregistered Aquila Moreley 1 Langold Park, Carlton in Lindrick, near Worksop, Nottinghamshire w/o
28 Sep 1879 Pathfinder Hydrogen Balloon n/a John Wise 2 Lake Michigan, IL w/o
10 Dec 1881 Saladin (Hydrogen Balloon) Unregistered Walter Powell 1 English Channel, off Eype Mouth, west of Bridport, Dorset mis
27 Aug 1888 Cosmo Gas Balloon Unregistered Joseph W Simmons 1 Wickham Bishops, 2 miles southeast of Witham, Essex w/o
16 Jul 1889 George Higgins Gas Balloon Unregistered George Higgins 1 Burnage, Manchester w/o
29 May 1890 Gas Balloon Unregistred Victor Rolla 1 Near Ålön, Ljusterön, Stockholm Arcipelago w/o
16 Jun 1891 Gas Balloon 'Kysibelka' Unregistered Maximilian Wolff 0 Reissenzahnovu foundry, Praha (Prague) w/o
8 Aug 1891 George Higgins Gas Balloon No.2 Unregistered Professor George Higgins 1 Kirkstall, near Leeds, West Yorkshire min
10 Dec 1891 Wanderer Gas Balloon Unregistered Lt Edward Mansfield 1 Victoria Park, Bombay w/o
29 Jun 1892 Capt. Dale Gas Balloon Unregistered Captain William Duncan Dale 2 Crystal Palace, Sydenham, London w/o
5 Aug 1895 Capt Alfred Orton Smoke Balloon Unregistered Captain Alfred Orton 1 Peterborough, Lincolnshire w/o
14 Jul 1897 Örnen Free Hydrogen Balloon unregistered S.A. Andrées Polarexpedition 3 Franz Josef Land w/o
2 Nov 1899 Balloon unregistered Captain Charles Lorraine 1 Sea off Lyttelton Harbour, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury w/o
20 May 1902 Lieut George Philip Lempriere Gas Balloon Unregistered Lieut George Philip Lempriere 1 Sheffield Wednesday FC Ground, Owlerton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire non
31 Aug 1905 John E Baldwin Hot Air Balloon unregistered John E Baldwin 1 County Fairgrounds, 800 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, Darke County, OH w/o
11 Jun 1906 Gas balloon Capt Frederick Bidmead Unregistered Capt Frederick Bidmead 1 West Lane Football Ground, Haworth, West Yorkshire non
28 May 1907 Gas Balloon 'Thresher' Unregistered Royal Engineers Corps, British Army 2 10 miles off Exmouth, Devon w/o
20 May 1908 250 Cubic Metre Balloon unreg. Exército Brasileiro 1 Serra do Barata, RJ w/o
10 Feb 1909 Balloon unregistered Captain Jonassen 0 Victoria Domain, Gisborne, East Coast sub
3 Apr 1910 Gas Balloon “Pommern” unregistered Private 3 Sassnitz, Jasmund peninsula, Rügen Island, State of Mecklenburg w/o
17 Apr 1910 Gas Balloon “Delitzsch” unregistered Private 4 Reichensachsen, Wehretal, Werra-Meißner-Kreis, Hesse w/o
9 Jul 1910 Gas balloon, Spencer Bros. Unregistered Spencer Brothers 1 Coventry, Warwickshire non
4 Dec 1910 Gas balloon Unregistered Private 1 Near Park Cottage, Berstane Road, Kirkwall, Orkney w/o
20 Mar 1911 Düsseldorf 4 Balloon Niederrheinische Verein für Luftschiffahrt 1 near Anna Paulowna, Noord-Holland w/o
31 May 1913 'Eduadaro Newbery' Hot Air Balloon unregistered Private 0 Plaza San Martín, Buenos Aires w/o
7 Jun 1914 Gas Balloon Unregistered M. Leprince 0 Sézannais, Marne department, Grand Est region w/o
27 Aug 1917 Balloon 0 North East of Uexkull (Ikskile) w/o
18 Oct 1918 Gas Balloon #211 United States Army Air Service (USAAS) 0 Riverside, California, w/o
20 Dec 1918 Gas balloon Unregistered Un-named 'Canadian National' 0 Snellings Wood, Fir Grove Road, Cross-in-Hand, Heathfield, East Sussex w/o
20 Aug 1920 Army Hot Air Free Balloon United States Army Balloon School 0 Carlstrom Field, Arcadia, Los Angeles County, California w/o
23 Mar 1921 Connecticut Aircraft Company Observation Balloon A-5597 United States Navy (USN) 5 Gulf of Mexico, 20 miles off St. Andrews Bay, Florida w/o
18 Oct 1921 Balloon US Army 1 Rose Field, Arcadia, Near San Pedro, CA w/o
25 Jan 1922 Free Balloon United States Army Balloon School 1 N of Los Alamitos, Orange Co, CA w/o
7 Jul 1923 Goodyear free balloon A-6698 United States Navy (USN) 2 Lake Erie 25 miles SW of Port Stanley, Ontario w/o
23 Sep 1923 Gas Balloon S-6 United States Army Air Service (USAAS) 2+3 Nistelrode, Bernheze, about 8 km south of Oss, Noord-Brabant w/o
23 Sep 1923 Balloon "Geneva" von Grunigen & Wehren 2 Mol, Antwerp w/o
23 Sep 1923 Balloon "Polar" Gomez Guillamon & Penaranda Barea 1 Heist op den Berg, Antwerp w/o
27 Jul 1926 Spencer spherical balloon 'Miramar 1st' G-FAAM C G Spencer & Sons Ltd 5 Hoo Park, Kempston, Bedfordshire w/o
11 Mar 1927 Spencer spherical balloon 'Miramar' G-FAAD C G Spencer & Sons Ltd 1 Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware, Middlesex w/o
30 May 1928 Hot Air Balloon # 3 United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) 2 Near Greensburg, Pennsylvania w/o
9 Sep 1928 Spencer spherical balloon G-FAAO C G Spencer & Sons Ltd 1 Rugby, Warwickshire min
6 Feb 1929 balloon Deutsche Verkehrsfliegerschule (DVS) 0 near Bennecke min
22 Apr 1929 balloon French Army 1 Epinal w/o
25 Nov 1929 Free Balloon S-35-262 United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) Mrs R.A. Hoffman's property 10 mi SE Tuttle,OK w/o
6 Jul 1930 balloon 1 Köln-Poll w/o
7 Apr 1933 balloon Everest Air Expedition 0 Mt Everest w/o
16 Jun 1933 Free Balloon S-19-242 United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) 4.5 mi E of Binger, OK w/o
30 Jan 1934 Osoaviakhim-1 hydrogen balloon Sirio Osoaviakhim 3 Potizh-Ostrov village in rural Insarsky District of Mordovia, w/o
13 May 1934 'Bartsch von Eigsfeld' Research Balloon Private 2 Russian Border w/o
17 May 1934 balloon Aéronavale 0 15 km W of Chateaurour w/o
10 Sep 1934 balloon (2x) 2 Benzig, Kattowitz unk
24 Jun 1935 balloon 0 Ostend, West Flanders non
21 Jul 1935 balloon 0 near Saalfeld unk
29 Jul 1935 balloon 1 Ansberg w/o
8 Jul 1936 balloon 0 Proßnitz (Mähren) w/o
21 Apr 1937 balloon 2 Mailly Airfield, Bitryles-Francois w/o
4 Oct 1954 Georges Suire Balloon Georges Suire 2 North Sea, off Danish coast near Esbjerg w/o
30 Jul 1958 balloon United States Air Force (USAF) 0 over Minnesota w/o
13 Aug 1958 Balloon 'Skycar-1' Otton Christen Winzen 0 Ashland, Wisconsin w/o
15 Dec 1958 Eiloart Free Balloon G-APOB Arnold Eiloart 0 South Atlantic Ocean, 1,200 miles W of Tenerife w/o
5 Apr 1959 balloon Stuttgart 2 E of Nördlingen w/o
29 May 1960 Vandenbemden Balloon OE-DZA Zlan w/o
16 Jun 1962 Free Balloon (Gas) CARD.7 Royal Aircraft Establishment, Cardington 0 1/2 mile South of Shipton Belinger, Wiltshire w/o
13 Apr 1963 balloon Ruhrgas private 3+3 Herbede/Witten w/o
18 Jan 1964 Raven S-40 N12000 Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Assoc Inc 1 near Dana Point, CA min contains link to final investigation report
26 Jul 1964 Raven S-45 N12002 Raven Industries Inc 1 Pittsburg, California sub contains link to final investigation report
26 May 1965 balloon Ikarus private 0 Augsburg, near (Bayern) sub
22 Oct 1965 Litton Stms 213-1 N7534U Space Inc 0 St Paul MN w/o contains link to final investigation report
27 Apr 1966 Fire Fly 90 N4723S Tracy Barnes C 0 near Boulevard CA w/o contains link to final investigation report
11 Nov 1967 Balloon Private 0 Attaching, Freising, Bavaria, West Germany sub
17 Apr 1968 balloon private 0 near Ichenhausen/Günzburg w/o
6 Jun 1968 HB Balloons Gas Balloon HB-BIW Private 3 Donauturm, Wien (Vienna) w/o
20 Jul 1968 Vanden Bemdem A Gas Balloon 'Jambo' G-AVAT Anthony John Francis Smith (regd. owner) 0 Halland, near Lewes, East Sussex w/o
6 Aug 1968 Hot Air Balloon CF-POP Alberta
19 Sep 1968 Piccard Ax6-Pt N3191 2 Penndel, PA sub contains link to final investigation report
8 May 1969 Balloonfabrik-Lee-und-Luft. G-AWGF Duckhams Q Oils 0 West Wickham, Bromley, Kent w/o
1 Sep 1970 balloon Gesshofen w/o
20 Sep 1970 Roziere Balloon aka 'Free Life' N2079 Private 3 Atlantic Ocean 400 miles SE of Newfoundland mis
5 Aug 1972 Piccard AX6 N1695 Lane Aviation 0 Xenia, OH w/o contains link to final investigation report
29 Apr 1973 Piccard AX-6 N56US Private 0 Wasilla, AK w/o contains link to final investigation report
9 Sep 1973 Western O.65 Balloon (Hot Air) G-AZOO Southern Balloon Group 0 RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset min
8 Dec 1973 Semco Balloon T N9975 1 Chico, CA sub contains link to final investigation report
21 Feb 1974 Gatch Lh1 N7TG 1 w/o contains link to final investigation report
31 Mar 1974 Raven S-50A N2324 Clyde Hillock Jacobs Jr 1 Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio sub contains link to final investigation report
9 Jul 1974 Raven S-60A N54691 Private 2 Tavares, Florida min contains link to final investigation report
6 Aug 1974 Berger One N76SM 1 near Bayville, Nj w/o contains link to final investigation report
21 Sep 1974 Piccard Ax-6 N53US 2 Tracy, CA sub contains link to final investigation report
8 Oct 1974 Thunder AX7-65 G-BCCG Clark Equipment Ltd 2 Saltley Trading Estate, Birmingham min contains link to final investigation report
12 Oct 1974 Semco Ax-7 N14545 Sherman B Corn 1 Harvard, IL min contains link to final investigation report

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