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    Foundation Member Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน Minder's Avatar
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    NZ Balloon Crash - 11 dead

    What a horrible way to die.
    Poor sods
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    Eleven people have died in what is the worst New Zealand aviation disaster since the Erebus crash in 1979.

    Balloon crash: 'It's burst into flames and they're dead' - National - NZ Herald News

    No doubt it will come out in the investigation but HOW could such an experienced balloon pilot get it so wrong on a calm day?

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    There has to have been something wrong, it was dropping fast and then climbed to 150m due to a fire in the basket.
    That fire has to have been propane from bottle's as a wicker basket on fire couldn't create enough to lift it that quickly with that load.
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    Must be one of the most dangerous forms of sky travel when you think of the number that come down as to how many are out there.....No chance of gliding if your motor goes out.......Very very sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justcruzing1 View Post
    There has to have been something wrong, it was dropping fast and then climbed to 150m due to a fire in the basket.
    That fire has to have been propane from bottle's as a wicker basket on fire couldn't create enough to lift it that quickly with that load.
    Apparently it hit power lines. I guess that caused the fire. Two people then jumped out and their bodies were found 200 metres from the wreckage. Those two jumping out would probably be the cause of it rising 150 metres.

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