Hot air balloon catches fire and crashes in Texas: 16 dead.

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Hot air balloon catches fire and crashes in Texas: 16 dead.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:52 pm

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'No survivors' after hot air balloon carrying at least 16 crashes in Texas

A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people has caught fire and crashed in Central Texas, in what is thought to be the deadliest ballooning accident ever in the US.

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 (FAA) 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. According to CNN, investigators believed the balloon had struck some power lines...
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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:26 pm

they all might have survived if they were all carrying guns
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Post by bolueeleh » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:05 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:they all might have survived if they were all carrying guns
yup, while they are falling, just need to take out their guns and start shooting at the ground the recoil wld slow them down significantly to soften their fall.

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Re: Hot air balloon catches fire and crashes in Texas: 16 dead.

Post by SinnSisamouth » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:12 pm

bolueeleh wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote:they all might have survived if they were all carrying guns
yup, while they are falling, just need to take out their guns and start shooting at the ground the recoil wld slow them down significantly to soften their fall.

damn, mythbuster why u hv to gone? :(
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