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Improper Flying Technique Cause of 2012 Balloon Crash

Ljubljana, 27 October - The Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation Service has issued the final report on the hot-air balloon crash that killed six people in August 2012. The direct reason for the crash was improper flying technique, as the pilot failed to close the gas tanks after they were damaged in a collision with a tree during landing, the report says.

Ljubljana
Authorities investigate the hot air balloon crash site.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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