LOCKHART, July 31, 2016 - Local police seal off the site of a balloon crash accident near Lockhart, a city in the central part of the U.S. state of Texas, July 30, 2016. U.S. Texas Department of PUBLIC Safety has confirmed that 16 people were killed on Saturday morning after a hot air balloon caught on fire and crashed near Lockhart. The accident occurred shortly after 7:40 a.m. local time on Saturday near Lockhart, when the hot air balloon with at least 16 people on board crashed into a pasture, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement on Saturday.

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A helicopter is seen at the site of a balloon crash accident near Lockhart, a city in the central part of the U.S. state of Texas, July 30, 2016. U.S. Texas Department of PUBLIC Safety has confirmed that 16 people were killed on Saturday morning after a hot air balloon caught on fire and crashed near Lockhart.

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