The man at the helm in the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history reportedly had at least four drunk driving convictions and had reportedly done two stints in prison, according to public records.
Whether those facts had anything to do with the horrific crash remains under investigation.
Texas authorities and federal regulators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report all 16 people aboard were killed, including the pilot, Alfred Nichols. It appears the balloon struck a live power line, caught fire and burst into flames. Continue reading