So tragic. Officials confirm that 16 people are dead after a hot air balloon crashed and caught fire in Central Texas, July 30. Get the details.
After a hot air balloon crash, there are no survivors, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement to CNN affiliate TWC News Austin. The balloon was carrying 16 people at the time when it crashed and caught fire.
The accident happened shortly after 7:40 AM July 30, according to the Associated Press, near Lockhart, TX. Investigators are determining the identities of the victims, the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. The balloon collided into a pasture, and Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration informed that the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board were going to the scene to investigate the crash.
As this story develops we will keep you updated. At this time, our thoughts are with the friends and families of the victims.
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