The balloon hit power lines before crashing and burning in a pasture. The pilot launched in fog that impaired his ability to see, and he took Valium and oxycodone that likely affected the flight.

The balloon hit power lines before crashing and burning in a pasture. The pilot launched in fog that impaired his ability to see, and he took Valium and oxycodone that likely affected the flight.

Pilot’s poor decision-making caused worst hot-air balloon crash in history, NTSB says

The National Transportation Safety Board said the pilot was impaired by his medical conditions and medications before the crash that killed 16 in Texas.

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