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This aerial photo shows the area where a hot air balloon crashed after it caught on fire in Carterton, north of the capital, Wellington, New Zealand, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012. The hot air balloon crashed and killed all 11 people aboard near the rural New Zealand town some 94 miles (150 kilometers) north of the capital, Wellington, officials said Saturday. (AP Photo/Wairarapa Times, Lynda Feringa) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Hot air balloon crash in New Zealand kills 11

A hot air balloon carrying 11 people turned into a horrifying tower of "sheer flame" after hitting power lines near a rural New Zealand town, police and witnesses said. All aboard were killed in the deadliest air crash within New Zealand in nearly 50 years.