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2016 Hot Air Balloon Crash in Lockhart, Texas

2016 Hot Air Balloon Crash in Lockhart, Texas

On July 30th, 2016, in the United States of America, a hot air balloon traveling across 30 miles from Austin, Texas crashed near the town of Lockhart.

The ride occurred early in the morning and the time of the crash is reported to have been 7:40 AM on 700 Block on Jolly Road.

[12]The balloon was carrying 16 and investigators have said that it struck power lines that ignited the rest of the balloon and set the basket on fire.

[9]It has been confirmed that all 16 people that was carried in the Hot air balloon, died.

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The balloon was piloted by the experienced, Skip Nichols.

[3]The company of the balloon is Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides - they offer services in the Austin, San Antonio, and Houston areas and each flight can carry up to 24 people.

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At the moment, the National Transportation Safety & Board is leading the investigation.

[5] [12]A team from Washington, DC, investigators, victim specialist, weather experts to have a significant investigation - local authorities and the sheriff, as well as the FBI has been notified to help in the investigation.

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People who live in the community near the crash site have expressed that the event will be remembered for a long time.

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References

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Citation Linkyoutu.beThis is another video of the balloon at the site, still on fire.
Jul 31, 2016, 12:04 AM
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Citation Linkyoutu.beInterview with the journalist/reporter on the scene of the crash.There is also footage of the press conference given by Erik Grosof, who represents the National Transportation & Safety Board.
Aug 1, 2016, 6:32 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comThis is the pilot of the hot air balloon with clients.This photo was taken some time ago.[3]
Jul 31, 2016, 12:18 AM
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Citation Linkfacebook.comThis is the Facebookof the pilot, Skip Nichols.
Jul 31, 2016, 12:15 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.com[5]
Jul 31, 2016, 12:57 AM
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Citation Linkyoutu.beThis is a CNN report of the crash.
Jul 31, 2016, 12:56 AM
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Citation Linkyoutube.comThis is footage of the hot balloon on fire at the site where it landed.
Jul 31, 2016, 12:00 AM
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Citation Linkyoutu.beInterviews with people who live in the vicinity.
Aug 1, 2016, 6:54 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.com[10]
Aug 1, 2016, 6:43 PM
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Citation Linknypost.comNew York Postarticle of the incident offers photos of the crash and location, and plenty of coverage of what happened.
Jul 31, 2016, 12:22 AM
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Citation Linkdailymail.co.ukDaily Mailhas photos of the victims took of each other before they went on the ride.
Aug 1, 2016, 6:29 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.com[10]
Aug 1, 2016, 6:43 PM
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Citation Linkkvue.comThis article offers a complete story of what had happened thus far in the investigation, and reporting.
Jul 30, 2016, 11:47 PM
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Citation Linkhothotairballoonrides.comThis is the website of the company whose hot air balloon crashed.
Jul 31, 2016, 12:03 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.com[10]
Aug 1, 2016, 6:43 PM
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Citation Linkrainbowryders.comThis website has a good explanation of the hot air balloon works.
Jul 30, 2016, 11:59 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comThis is the balloon that was set fire.[3]
Jul 31, 2016, 1:05 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.com[3]
Jul 31, 2016, 12:58 AM
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Aug 1, 2016, 6:44 PM
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Aug 1, 2016, 6:42 PM