Virginia Hot Air Balloon Crash Victims

Three people are believed to be dead following a hot air balloon crash near Richmond, Virginia, according to reporting from The balloon was part of the annual Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival.

Local officials told reporters this morning that the rescue operation commenced last night has transitioned to a recovery effort. Two bodies have been recovered, one other occupant of the balloon is still missing, according to the Washington Post. Their names have not yet been released.