Not exactly the safest way to fly. (Image: www.kickingdesigns.com)
A hot air balloon carrying 16 people caught fire in the air and crashed in central Texas on Saturday morning. There were no survivors. America's National Transportation Safety Board (NSTB) has begun investigating the incident.
According to CNN, the balloon likely struck power lines when it went down in pastureland near Lockhart, in an area used for balloon landings. All the victims' bodies were found near the basket. Fourteen of the victims' recording devices were gathered, including cameras, cellphones, and an iPad, to piece together the actual cause of the crash.
The balloon had travelled 12.8km from its starting point before crashing. It remains unclear whether the fire sparked on the hot air balloon ignited before or after the balloon hit the electrical wires.