Updated. Carterton Ballooning Tragedy – Pilot Smoked Cannabis Before Flight

Update: The British Broadcasting Corporation and the Times UK has also reported on this story, read the reports here New Zealand hot air balloon crash pilot ‘used cannabis’ (BBC) and Pilot in New Zealand air balloon disaster had smoked cannabis (Times) A Transport Investigators’ report has revealed that the pilot in the Carterton Ballooning tragedy had smoked cannabis shortly before the…

Balloon Clips Powerlines, 11 People Killed In Fireball – Update: Urgent Inquiry Launched

Update: 23 February 2012. Balloon may’ve not been airworthy and urgent checks of all of New Zealand’s hot air balloons has been recommended Carterton tragedy Balloon airworthiness questioned The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched an urgent inquiry following “serious” findings of a report into the Carterton balloon tragedy. The balloon, which crashed in Carterton…