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NTSB: Balloon pilot may have been trying to land
MAXWELL, Texas -- Evidence shows a pilot may have been trying to land when a hot air balloon crashed over the weekend in Texas and killed all 16 people on board, an NTSB official said Monday. At 7:27 a.m. Saturday, pilot Alfred "Skip" Nichols used an app to send a position update to a crew following the balloon in a vehicle, normally an indication he planned to land, NTSB member Robert Sumwalt said at an afternoon news conference. Then they lost contact.