Fatal Balloon Accident

Tragedy Strikes The 36Th Annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Today When Balloon Crash Ends In Fatality.

Zak Schlegel
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Our hearts go out the victim’s loved ones.
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This morning at about 8 a.m., passengers aboard a balloon participating in the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta took a turn for the worse. The balloon got caught on a power line just above I-25. The pilot, in an attempt to free the balloon, threw a rope down to a below truck and began to reel. The rope broke, sending the crew violently back up, causing the balloon to sway and a woman to fall overboard.

Read the complete story from the Associated Press here.
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