5 dead after hot air balloon crashes in New Mexico
Multiple people were killed in an Air Balloon Crash in New Mexico on Saturday.
According to police, a hot air balloon collided with a power line. It landed on a popular street in Albuquerque, the most populous city in the US state of New Mexico, killing all five persons on board.
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Two of the passengers were identified as Martin Martinez, 59, and Mary Martinez, 62. The identities of the other passengers were not immediately released, but police said the male pilot and a female and male passenger were all from central New Mexico.
Late Saturday afternoon, the junction where the balloon crashed was still roped off. But, according to police, the multi-colored balloon skirted the top of the power lines, sending at least one dangling and temporarily shutting off power to more than 13,000 households.
According to an NTSB database, there have been 12 fatal hot air ballooning accidents in the United States since 2008.