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Posted on: August 3, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Passenger Identified in Hard Landing of Hot Air Balloon

Hartsel, Colo - 08/04/2018 3:15 pm - Park County Coroner, David Kintz Jr, identified the female passenger who died as Dana Joyce Haskell, 73.  Ms Haskell is from Columbus, Nebraska. 

 On 08/03/2018 a hot air balloon carrying 9 passengers and 2 pilots had a hard landing near Hartsel.  Two female passengers were injured.  The most seriously injured was transported by Flight for Life to Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. She died later that evening. The flight originated out of the Hartsel area.  The FAA, NTSB, and Park County Coroner continue to investigate the landing.

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