August 20, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board says in a preliminary report on a deadly hot air balloon crash in Virginia that the balloon hit a power line as it attempted to land.
The report released Tuesday is consistent with witness accounts of the May 9 crash, which killed the veteran pilot and two passengers.
The crash occurred in Doswell, about 25 miles north of Richmond, ahead of a hot air balloon festival. The pilot, Daniel T. Kirk, was killed along with two athletic officials with the University of Richmond.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.