NTSB Holding Hearing on Lockhart Balloon Crash

Expect lots of questions Friday with the National Transportation Safety Board holding a hearing on what was the deadliest balloon crash ever to take place in the United States.

16 people died when that balloon crashed in to power lines near Lockhart in late July.

“There are going to be lots of questions asked during this hearing to understand what created the environment for this tragic accident to happen” CBS Transportation Safety Analyst Mark Rosenker said.

Rosenker also pointed out there are significant differences when it comes to oversight of the balloon industry–as compared to other areas of aviation.

“The balloon industry does not have the kind of oversight that we see in other areas of aviation–whether it be general or commercial aviation” Rosenker said.


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