16 die in hot air balloon crash in Texas

US Flag Photo: Wikipedia
At least 16 people were killed on Saturday morning after a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed near Lockhart, a city in the central part of the US state of Texas.

The accident occurred shortly after 7.40 am local time on Saturday near Lockhart, when the hot air balloon with at least 16 people on board crashed into a pasture, Xinhua news agency quoted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as saying in a statement on Saturday.

Local police also confirmed the accident, saying in a statement that "the balloon was occupied and it does not appear at this time that there were any survivors of the crash", according to local TV station ABC13.


Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel