3rd body found after hot air balloon crash

This photo provided by Nancy Johnson shows a hot-air balloon that caught fire and crashed in Virginia, Friday, May 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Nancy Johnson)
This photo provided by Nancy Johnson shows a hot-air balloon that caught fire and crashed in Virginia, Friday, May 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Nancy Johnson)

DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — Virginia state police say they have found the body of the third passenger of a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst into flames and fell into a heavily wooded area about 25 miles north of Richmond.

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the searchers found the body at 11 a.m. Sunday. The two other passengers had previously been found.

Police have not released the victims’ names, but family members and the University of Richmond said associate head coach Ginny Doyle and director of basketball operations Natalie Lewis were passengers. Veteran hot air balloon pilot Daniel T. Kirk was at the controls.

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

blog comments powered by Disqus