Deadly Hot-Air Balloon Crash Renews Questions About Industry's Safety

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In a previous version of this story, we said the only worse lighter-than-air catastrophe was the Hindenburg disaster in 1937. In fact, the crash in Texas is one of the worst since the Hindenburg disaster, in which 36 people died. The crash of the USS Akron in 1933 killed more people — at least 73 according to accounts of the day.