Saturday’s balloon crash marks 4th deadly crash in over a decade

Albuquerque News

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Saturday’s hot air balloon crash marks the fourth deadly crash reported in New Mexico over the past 14 years. An NTSB database has records of two others.



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The last one it recorded was in January of 2021 in Rio Rancho when a passenger was thrown from the gondola after a hard landing. The other was near Bernalillo back in 2008, a pilot was killed when his balloon hit power lines.

Also, a California woman died in Albuquerque back in 2007 when she fell form her balloon that hit a power line off of I-25 and Montaño.

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