Pilot who crashed hot air balloon into power lines and killed 16 in Texas fireball had a history of drunk driving, drugs and complaints

Posted By Staff

Date: August 1st, 2016

skipThe pilot and owner of a hot air balloon that crashed in Texas and killed all 16 people aboard had been arrested for driving while intoxicated in 2000, according to police in Missouri.

And the Better Business Bureau had warned consumers in 2008 about doing business with Alfred ‘Skip’ Nichols after complaints about his previous balloon touring company based in St Louis – claiming he also was on probation for involvement with drugs.

Nichols, 49, was operating under the business name Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides and listed himself as owner and pilot before this weekend’s tragic accident.  More

Cops VS Dumb Criminals

Armed Texans

NUTTY NEWS APPs: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch – Android

Nutty News Today – Nutty Videos – Nutty News on Twitter - Nutty Videos on Twitter Nutty News on Facebook - Strange Crimes - True Crime Stories – FBI Most Wanted – Amber Alerts - True Prisoner Stories and Pictures – Strange Facts - Today’s Nutty Joke - Technology News - Political News not always covered by the Mainstream Media

Bookmark and Share

Leave a Reply