Hot Air Balloon Crash Kills 16 In Texas

At least 16 people are believed to have been killed, after the hot air balloon they were in caught fire and crashed, in the US state of Texas.

All 16 people on board have been killed, after a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed in the US state of Texas, local media has reported.

Aviation officials said the balloon came down near Lockhart, south of the city of Austin, after catching fire.

Texas media, quoting the sheriff in Caldwell County, said there did not appear to be any survivors.

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) statement said the balloon came down in a field at about 07:40 local time (12:40 GMT).


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