According to CNN, 16 people are dead following a hot air balloon accident in central Texas. The accident occurred about 30 miles south of Austin.
About the Hot Air Balloon Accident
According to preliminary reports, the hot air balloon struck a power line. Upon coming in contact with the power line, the balloon caught fire and plunged to the ground killing all the balloon’s occupants.
The accident was first reported as an automobile accident, but when officers arrived at the scene they found the balloon on fire.
The incident is the most deadly hot air balloon accident in U.S. history.