Texas Hot Air Balloon Accident Raises Safety Questions

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Authorities investigate the site of a hot air balloon accident in Maxwell, Texas on July 30, 2016. (Aaron M. Sprecher/AFP/Getty Images)

Investigators are looking into the cause of the hot air balloon accident that killed all 16 people on board in Texas over the weekend. It’s raised questions about whether the federal government should tighten its safety regulations on hot air balloon operators.

Here & Now’s Eric Westervelt speaks with John Burnett, NPR Southwest correspondent.


John Burnett, NPR Southwest correspondent. He tweets @radiobigtex.

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