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LOCKHART, Texas — The Latest on a prohibited atmosphere balloon that crashed in Central Texas (all times local):

6 p.m.

Two officials informed with a review into a pile-up in Texas of a prohibited atmosphere balloon carrying during slightest 16 people contend it was operated by Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides.

The officials spoke Saturday on condition that they not be named since they weren’t certified to pronounce publicly.

The prohibited atmosphere balloon held glow and crashed in a pasture Saturday morning nearby Lockhart, that is about 30 miles south of Austin. Authorities have pronounced there do not seem to be any survivors.

If 16 people were killed, it could be a deadliest prohibited atmosphere balloon pile-up in U.S. history.

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3:45 p.m.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas says he and his mother “lift adult in prayer” everybody impacted after a prohibited atmosphere balloon carrying during slightest 16 people held on glow and crashed in Central Texas. Authorities have pronounced it’s expected no one survived a pile-up Saturday morning.

Cruz pronounced in his matter Saturday that he and his wife, Heidi Cruz, send their condolences to “all who have mislaid their desired ones.”

Officials have pronounced a pile-up happened Saturday morning in a pasture nearby Lockhart.

Cruz combined that “Texans are clever in a face of adversity.” He says “we all mount together in support of a families and whole Lockhart village as they respond to and start to reanimate from this terrible incident.”

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1:40 p.m.

A lady who lives nearby a site where a prohibited atmosphere balloon crashed in Central Texas says she saw a hulk fireball.

Margaret Wylie, who lives about a quarter-mile from a site and has an unrestricted view, told The Associated Press that she was vouchsafing her dog out Saturday morning when she listened a “pop, pop, pop.”

She said, “I looked around and it was like a fireball going up.”

Wylie also pronounced a fireball was located underneath vast energy lines. As she described it, a fireball was about 4 stories high — roughly high adequate to strech a bottom of a energy lines.

Authorities contend there are expected no survivors after a prohibited atmosphere balloon carrying during slightest 16 people held glow and crashed. Wylie says she did not hear anyone roar or call out.

Wylie pronounced that she called 911. She combined that a continue seemed transparent and that she mostly sees prohibited atmosphere balloons in a area.

This object has been corrected to uncover witness’ final name is Wylie, not Wiley.

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1:10 p.m.

Officials contend a “significant investigation” will be finished during a site of a Texas prohibited atmosphere balloon crash, that caused a “significant detriment of life.”

Erik Grosof with a National Transportation Safety Board pronounced during a news discussion Saturday that there are a “number of fatalities” nonetheless would not yield an accurate number.

He also pronounced a sovereign group has deemed it a vital collision and a full-bore review will start Sunday when some-more sovereign officials arrive.

The pile-up happened during about 7:40 a.m. Saturday. Lynn Lunsford with a Federal Aviation Administration pronounced progressing that a balloon was carrying during slightest 16 people.

Authorities have not pronounced where a balloon was formed out of, nonetheless Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel C. Law told The Associated Press that it’s a kind of conditions where people can travel adult and buy a ticket, distinct an airplane, that would have a list of names.

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12:10 p.m.

The site of a prohibited atmosphere balloon pile-up in Central Texas appears to be directly underneath vast energy lines.

Authorities have pronounced there are expected no survivors after a prohibited atmosphere balloon carrying during slightest 16 people held glow and crashed nearby Lockhart on Saturday morning.

The land nearby a pile-up site is mostly farmland, with corn crops and fluctuating cattle.

Cutting by that farmland is a quarrel of massive, high-capacity delivery lines, and a site of a pile-up appears to be right next a beyond lines.

Authorities are questioning a crash, and have not nonetheless supposing serve details. A vast series of law coercion crew is during a scene.

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12 p.m.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says in a matter that he and a initial lady are fluctuating their condolences following a prohibited atmosphere balloon pile-up in that authorities contend there are expected no survivors.

Abbott pronounced in a matter Saturday that he and his wife, Cecilia Abbott, “extend a deepest condolences” for those affected” by a “heartbreaking tragedy.”

Authorities have pronounced there are expected no survivors after a prohibited atmosphere balloon carrying during slightest 16 people held glow and crashed nearby Lockhart on Saturday morning.

Abbott says he and his wife’s thoughts and prayers are with a victims and their families, as good as a Lockhart community. He says, “The review into a means of this comfortless collision will continue, and we ask all of Texas to join us in praying for those lost.”

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11:05 a.m.

Authorities contend it is expected there are no survivors after a prohibited atmosphere balloon carrying during slightest 16 people held on glow and crashed in Central Texas.

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office pronounced in a matter Saturday that investigators are last a series of victims and their identities.

Lynn Lunsford with a Federal Aviation Administration pronounced in an progressing matter that a collision happened shortly after 7:40 a.m. Saturday nearby Lockhart, Texas, when a prohibited atmosphere balloon crashed into a pasture. Lunsford pronounced there were during slightest 16 people on board.

Lunsford pronounced that a FAA and a National Transportation Safety Board are going to a stage to investigate.

Lockhart is about 30 miles south of Austin.

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