16 People Die In Hot Air Balloon Crash In Texas
The balloon reportedly caught fire midflight before crashing into a field south of Austin.By Samantha Crook, Caleb Hoke | July 30, 2016
Officials say all 16 people in the hot air balloon that crashed Saturday in central Texas have been confirmed dead.
"We heard the popping sounds ... the way it went up, I don't think any of them had any idea of what was going on," a witness told KXAN.
The balloon, which was operated by Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides, crashed near Lockhart, Texas, about 30 miles south of Austin.