The National Transportation Safety Board met to determine the probable cause of the fatal 2016 Lockhart, Texas, hot-air balloon crash.
During the board meeting, the NTSB will determine the probable cause for the accident and issue any safety recommendations to prevent future accidents. A synopsis of the facts and board staff analysis will also be released following the board meeting. The full report on the accident will be published several weeks later.
Opening Statement - Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt
Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides Kubíček BB85Z Balloon Lockhart, Texas July 30, 2016 - Bill English, Investigator-in-Charge
Meteorology - Paul Suffern, Meteorology Investigator
Operations - Captain David Lawrence, Operations Group Chairman
Medical - Nicholas Webster MD, Medical Investigator
Closing Statement - Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt
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