Nevada Hot Air Balloon Crash Sends 7 to Las Vegas Hospital

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Seven people were taken to a hospital after a hot air balloon crash near Goodsprings, Nevada, about 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas, a hospital official said on Sept. 12.

One patient was taken by helicopter to University Medical Center in Las Vegas and six patients are expected to arrive by ground, said Danita Cohen, a customer and media relations official at the hospital.

Cohen said she didn’t have information on the patients’ conditions.

John Asselin, a spokesman for the Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District, said there was a hot air balloon crash north of Goodsprings, and multiple agencies have officials on scene, including the Federal Aviation Administration.