The pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed May 9 in Virginia, killing all three on board, attempted to gain altitude before the balloon hit power lines and caught fire, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report Tuesday.
Preparations for the University of Richmond’s graduation ceremony were tinged with sadness Sunday, just days after two members of its athletic staff were killed when a hot air balloon drifted into a power line, burst into flames and crashed.
A pilot and two passengers were believed to be on board; eyewitnesses saw the gondola in flames and heard cries for help.
The Virginia woman whose actions led to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev being buried about 30 miles north of her Richmond home said she has no regrets.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a cemetery in Virginia, infuriating some members of the area’s Islamic community who say they weren’t consulted and flooring at least one neighbor who said she didn’t even know she lived near a burial ground.