Hot air balloon with 16 aboard crashes in Texas; no survivors

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Date: July 30th, 2016

crashLockhart – A hot air balloon carrying 16 people crashed in central Texas after catching fire in the air Saturday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

There were no survivors in the crash near Lockhart, about 30 miles south of Austin, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said.

Here’s the latest information on the crash:

– Two sources told CNN the balloon may have struck power lines.

– Caldwell County Judge Ken Schawe said information on cause is very limited but that it appears the balloon collided with a power line before catching fire and crashing to the ground.  More

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