Hot Air Balloon Pilot Identified

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

DOSWELL, Va. (AP) - A family member has identified the pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in Virginia on Friday.

Donald Kirk said Sunday that his son, Daniel T. Kirk, was at the controls of the balloon when it drifted into a power line, burst into flames and fell into a heavily wooded area about 25 miles north of Richmond.

The balloon was registered to Daniel Kirk at an address in the Dover, Delaware, area.

His company's website said that Kirk had more than 20 years' experience as a hot air balloon pilot.

University of Richmond associate head coach Ginny Doyle and director of basketball operations Natalie Lewis were the other two occupants. Lewis' remains have yet to be found.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 258822741 - kolotv.com/a?a=258822741