News Texas: 16 people feared dead in Hot air Balloon Accident

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  1. dawg

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    A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people has caught fire and crashed in Central Texas.

    Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law announced that there did not appear to be any survivors from the accident, and that the scene had been turned over to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

    “Investigators are determining the number and the identities of victims at this time,” the Sheriff's Office said.

    Lynn Lunsford of the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the balloon, thought to be carrying 16 passengers and crew, came down in a field close to the town of Lockhart at around 7.40am on Saturday. A fire reportedly broke out in the basket of the balloon during the early morning flight.

    Agents from the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are on their way to the scene to investigate. Lockhart is about 30 miles south of the state capital, Austin.
     
  2. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...dozens dead? the news is saying 16 people.
     
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  5. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    What kinda asshole goes up in a balloon expecting to not plummet to a fiery demise?
     
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    What a way to go.
    Catch on fire then fall to your death.
    If the fall dont kill you, then you are still burnt up.
     
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    "It was balloooon"
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    Someone smoking.
     
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    good night balloon revelers :(
     
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    Eric the Midget was smart to say no to the balloons.
     
  12. R.P. McMurphy

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    If you jump up when it hits the ground, do you survive? My grandparents taught me that, from their 4th story elevator. If the cable snaps, time it a few feet before you hit the ground - jump up, and you will have a soft landing.
     
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    Looks like it hit power line and caught fire
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Who the hell shoots video at 480p in 2016?!?!?!?!

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    (Oh, and too bad about the crash.)
     
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    half the people on that balloon were probably hoping that something like this would not happen before the ride started. I know i would have been thinking about it
    then to have this shit happen
    fuck balloons

    thanks obama
     
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    I think you have that backwards.
     
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    Hot air balloon carrying 16 people. Texas.
    :facepalm: