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5/19/05-Shreveport

Pilots Killed In Shreveport Balloon Crash

One of the pilots scheduled to perform in this year's "Great Texas balloon race" in Longview has died. The hot air balloon piloted by 52 year old "Bill Harwell" and 54 year old "Sandy Demoss" hit power lines and burst in to flames in Shreveport last night.

Witnesses watched in horror as the balloon burned. The pilots then fell from the flaming basket. The pair were on their way to a balloon festival.  Sandy was planning to compete in this weekend's "Celebration of Flight and Balloon Festival" in Carthage.

Bob Hallmark, reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com

 

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