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At least 16 feared dead as balloon crashes near power lines

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LOCKHART, Texas (AP) -

Authorities say it appears no one survived the crash of a hot air balloon with at least 16 people aboard.
    
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said caught fire before crashing into a pasture shortly after 7:40 a.m. Saturday near Lockhart, Texas, about 30 miles south of Austin.
    
The land near the crash site is mostly farmland, with corn crops and grazing cattle. Cutting through that farmland is a row of massive, high-capacity transmission lines, and the site of the crash appears to be right below the overhead lines.
    
The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that investigators are determining the number of victims and their identities.
    
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are also investigating.

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