Last Updated on 23/01/2022
NEW MEXICO: Four people have been killed and one seriously injured in a hot air balloon explosion in the US state of New Mexico.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the crash happened in the Albuquerque area of New Mexico when a hot air balloon collided with a high-tension power line. As a result, the balloon fell into the yard of a house from a height of 100 feet (30 meters) including the passenger compartment, killing the pilot and three passengers on the spot, while one person was seriously injured in hospital. has been transferred.
Our officers are responding to a hot air balloon crash in the area of Central Ave and Unser Blvd where a balloon appears to have hit a power line.
— Albuquerque Police Department (@ABQPOLICE) June 26, 2021
According to police spokesman Gilbert Galigos, the accident disrupted power supply to the entire area. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the crash.
In 2016, 16 people were killed in a horrific hot air balloon crash in the state of Texas..