January 8, 2012 | Mark Paradies

The Canberra Times Reports: NZ air accident investigators puzzle over cause

10 people died in a hot air balloon crash.

The paper quoted a witness as saying:

It was coming down to land in Somerset Road, it was a fairly normal descent, although it seemed to come down quite fast,” Mr Walker said. ”There was no wind, or very little. It then hit high-voltage power lines. He [pilot Lance Hopping] knows where all the power lines are, so why, I wouldn’t have a clue. It’s crazy.’

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