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Hot air balloon catches fire and crashes in Texas

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(CNN) -- A hot air balloon with 16 people aboard crashed Saturday morning in central Texas after catching fire in flight, FAA public information officer Lynn Lunsford said.

The incident happened in Lockhart, about 30 miles south of Austin and west of San Marcos, at around 7:40 a.m. CT (8:40 a.m. ET).

There are no survivors in the crash, the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said in a statement to CNN affiliate TWC News Austin.

The Federal Aviation Administration said there were 16 people on board


(UPDATE, 10:42 a.m.) There are no survivors in the crash of a hot air balloon Saturday in Lockhart, Texas, the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said in a statement to CNN affiliate TWC News Austin.

The Federal Aviation Administration said there were 16 people on board.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott  issued the following statement: "Cecilia and I extend our deepest condolences for all those who have been affected by today's heartbreaking tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, as well as the Lockhart community. The investigation into the cause of this tragic accident will continue, and I ask all of Texas to join us in praying for those lost."

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