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1 Missing in Fiery Balloon Crash

DOSWELL, Virginia (AP) -- A second body has been recovered in the fiery crash of a hot air balloon in Virginia.
Virginia State Police said the body was found Saturday as more than 100 searchers continued to hunt for a third victim. None of the victims has been identified.

The balloon drifted into a power line Friday night, burst into flames and crashed. The balloon and the basket holding the pilot also have yet to be located.   



The crash occurred ahead of a weekend balloon fest in Doswell, about 25 miles north of Richmond.

Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Saturday searchers are continuing to look for one other occupant of the balloon, which went down Friday night in Doswell.   

She said because of the time elapsed since the crash, the search has moved from a rescue to a recovery operation.

The wreckage of the balloon has yet to be found as well.   

Witnesses say they saw the balloon in flames and heard screams for help.

Geller says two occupants either fell or jumped from the balloon.

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