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Drone Impact Ruled Out as Cause of Incident With Damaged Jetliner

A Grupo Aeromexico SAB airliner said to have been hit by a drone last December was actually damaged when a poorly done repair on the plane caused its nose to collapse and crack as it prepared to land. An examination …

Balloon Basket Damages Cars on Pennsylvania Freeway

Police say a basket from a hot air balloon fell off a pickup truck and hit three cars last week on an eastern Pennsylvania freeway. Officials told The (Easton) Express-Times that the accident occurred on Thursday on Interstate 78 in …

New Zealand Probes Hot Air Balloons After Crash

New Zealand authorities are investigating the maintenance of all the country’s hot air balloons following a fiery crash last month that killed 11 people. The Civil Aviation Authority says it’s urgently reviewing all 73 balloons registered in the country after …

‘Spider Pig’ Balloon Catches Fire in Arizona

Spider Pig, the special shape balloon that flew in the 2011 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, has caught fire at an Arizona show. KTVK-TV reports that the hot-air balloon broke loose from its ropes and caught fire at the annual Hot …