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…

Another Large Quake Rocks Christchurch Canterbury

Another large, shallow quake rocked Canterbury this afternoon. The 4.8 quake was centred 10km NE of Christchurch near Waimairi Beach and was only 9 km deep. This most recent quake caused disruption to power supplies for around half an hour and many people said it felt as powerful as the 7.1 quake that hit the…