September 14, 2014
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.
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