NTSB: Records sought on Va. balloon, pilot

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Heidi Moats answers reporters' questions during a news conference concerning a hot air balloon accident in Doswell, Va., Saturday, May 10, 2014.  A second body was recovered Saturday from the crash of the hot air balloon carrying three that drifted into a power line and burst into flames Friday night in front of hundreds of horrified spectators. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
National Transportation Safety Board investigator Heidi Moats answers reporters' questions during a news conference concerning a hot air balloon accident in Doswell, Va., Saturday, May 10, 2014. A second body was recovered Saturday from the crash of the hot air balloon carrying three that drifted into a power line and burst into flames Friday night in front of hundreds of horrified spectators. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says it will have a preliminary report on a deadly balloon crash in Virginia in 10 days.

An air safety investigator said Saturday that officials have yet to examine the records of the balloon or the pilot.

Investigator Heidi Moats said once the recovery of the wreckage is complete, the agency will “examine the man, the machine and the environment.”

Searchers have recovered the bodies of two of three people who were on the balloon when it drifted into a power line, caught fire and crashed Friday night. They were looking for the balloon and the third occupant on Saturday.

 

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