When we think of the air disasters that capture our curiosity and grip our hearts the most, these stories often involve large commercial jets. But sometimes air disasters don’t just involve airplanes. In this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly details the 2016 hot air balloon disaster that shocked and forever changed the community surrounding Lockhart, Texas, and reignited a debate about the oversight needed to ensure the safety of these adventure rides in the sky.
In this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly shared some of the hilarious "thirsty" texts sent by her phone where autocorrect changed a word... and not for the better! Hit us up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and tell us some of your autocorrect fails!
Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios Sound editing by: Stephanie Hubka Graphic design and website by: Adam Hubka Music by: Mike Dunn
The passenger balloon basket, post-fire. Source: NTSB report, KSAT news
Flowers left at the site following the crash in memorial of the victims
The Hot Air Balloon at take off. Source: San Antonio Express-News
The hot air balloon in question resting on the ground after the crash. Source: CNN