A tragic scene played out according to authorities in the American city of Texas when a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people burst into flame and crashed killing all aboard the balloon expedition.
According to local authorities, there were no survivors as the hot air balloon caught fire and crash landed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) also confirming Saturday’s crash, which occurred outside the city of Austin.
Emergency responders in Texas said the fire had hit the hot air balloon’s basket portion.
“Right now, we have a number of fatalities,” a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) spokesman said from the scene of the incident.
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