May 27, 2017 Hot air balloon crashes in Alberta Canada moments after couple got engaged | Daily Mail Stephen Martin planned to propose to his partner.. After popping the question, the balloon began to fall back to Earth 'quickly' Despite the drama, they said they would not change how the 'adventure' went A Canadian couple's dream engagement took a dramatic turn when the hot air balloon it was flying it was forced to make a crash landing. Hot Air Balloon Crashes After Man Proposes To Girlfriend In Alberta www.huffingtonpost.ca A hot air balloon engagement is interesting enough on its own, but one man's marriage proposal in Alberta got even more er, memorable when ... Hot air balloon crashes moments after couple got engaged | World News daily.news.itthon.ma Stephen Martin and Christine Peters' dream engagement in Edmonton, Canada, took a dramatic turn Saturday when the hot air balloon they ...
16 killed including suspect pilot with drunk driving criminal record July 30, 2016 Texas Balloon Crash Kills 16 sixteen people were killed when the hot air balloon they were riding in struck power lines, crashed and caught fire in the unincorporated community of Maxwell near Lockhart, Texas, a city 30 miles (48 km) south of the state capital Austin. It is the deadliest ballooning disaster in the United States, and the second-deadliest worldwide, surpassed only by a hot air balloon crash in Egypt in 2013. It is also the deadliest aviation incident on U.S. soil since Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashed in 2009. In December 2016, it had been revealed pilot had taken a deadly cocktail of drugs before flying and had been warned of weather. None speculated whether taking drugs could be a cover story for deliberately flying into power lines. It is much easier to fly above the lines than to deliberately aim for them which is only way experienced pilot would hit them. The pilot had been stripped of his driver's license at least twice, "couldn't drive a car but he could pilot a hot-air balloon,"
May 9, 2014 VA Balloon Explosion Kills Pilot and 2 College Basketball Coaches an experienced pilot in a working balloon either flew into or accidentally struck powerlines as it was landing which caused a spark. The pilot tried to open vents to release hot air in an attempt to keep the balloon from rising faster did everything he could to avoid a crash but was killed. The other two killed were University of Richmond women's basketball coaches associate head coach Ginny Doyle and director of basketball operations Natalie Lewis. Toxicology showed no alcohol in Kirk's system. The pilot was taking Allegra, an antihistamine, along with a medication for blood pressure. However, there is no indication that those medications contributed to the cause of the crash.