Pilot Of Crashed Texas Balloon Was As Impaired As A Drunk DriverThe pilot in the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history was likely impaired by opioids and sedatives when he ignored weather warnings and flew the ride into a power line.
Feds Mull Tougher Balloon Pilot Rules Year After Texas CrashFederal investigators could urge medical screenings for hot air balloon pilots during a meeting Tuesday in which they're also expected to formally determine what caused the crash of a Texas ride that killed 16 people, the deadliest disaster of its kind in U.S. history.
1 Year Since Deadly Texas Hot Air Balloon CrashFriends and relatives of the 16 people killed a year ago when a hot air balloon crashed in Central Texas have marked the anniversary with a church service and memorial flowers.
Man Arrested For Slaying Of Caldwell County Teen Last YearCentral Texas authorities have arrested a 32-year-old man and charged him with murder for the slaying seven months ago of a 19-year-old woman.
Hot-Air Balloonists Face A Day Of Reckoning -- And RegulationSparked by the worst ballooning tragedy in U.S. history -- a deadly fire and crash in Texas -- the FAA will meet with hot air balloon operators Friday to discuss "the risks facing the ballooning community."
Texas Balloon Pilot Was Never Grounded Due To Gap In OversightThe pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed over the weekend in Texas, killing 16, kept flying despite having at least four convictions for drunken driving and twice spending time in prison -- pointing to gaps in oversight of hot air balloon pilots.
Dread Grew As Messages To Victims On Balloon Went UnansweredAmong the 16 people who were killed in a hot air balloon crash over the weekend were a couple celebrating their 17th wedding anniversary and a researcher whose work focused on treating burn victims.
Company In Deadly Texas Hot Air Balloon Crash Suspends BusinessThe company at the center of a fiery hot air balloon crash in Central Texas, that killed 16 people, has suspended operations.
Texas Balloon Pilot Had Been Arrested For DWI In 2000Alfred "Skip" Nichols, 49, was identified as the pilot by his friend and roommate Alan Lirette, who said that Nichols was a good pilot.
Officials: 16 Dead In Lockhart Hot Air Balloon CrashAuthorities confirmed Sunday that 16 people were killed in the fiery crash of a hot air balloon in Central Texas, saying it will take "a long process" to identify the victims of the worst such disaster in U.S. history.
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New Speed Limit Brings Hope To Small TownWith a Central Texas highway soon to adopt the nation's fastest speed limit, business leaders in the small town of Lockhart, located along the route, have some pretty high hopes.