Five people, including the parents of an Albuquerque police officer, are dead after a hot air balloon crashed into a power line Saturday morning in New Mexico.
The hot air balloon with five people aboard struck a power line about 6 miles west of the Albuquerque International Sunport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the crash. The balloon’s basket caught fire after crashing into the median of a busy street.
The crash caused power outages in the area, according to a tweet from the Albuquerque Police Department. Police spokesperson Gilbert Gallegos said the multi-colored balloon skirted the tops of power lines, knocking out power to more than 13,000 homes.
One person was taken to a
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