Another Hot Air Balloon ‘Accident’ In New Zealand

We’re deeply concerned that there has been another hot air balloon accident in New Zealand, fortunately on this occasion no one was killed or seriously injured. On Saturday 24 March 2012 a hot-air balloon coming into land with 18 passengers on board, crashed into pine trees which tore holes in the balloon. The snagging caused 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…