Ballooning Victims Named

We’d like to convey our condolences once again to the family and friends of those who lost their lives in yesterday’s hot air balloon tragedy in Clareville. Police have just released a list of the victims names, they are Hot air balloon pilot Lance Hopping, aged 53 of Masterton. Husband and wife Howard and Diana…

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…