4 people dead, 1 injured after hot air balloon crash in New Mexico

Four people are dead and one is critically injured after a hot air balloon crashed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, authorities said during a news conference Saturday morning.

The balloon hit a power line just after 7 a.m., authorities said. The basket the passengers were riding in detached from the balloon and crashed. The balloon kept going and authorities are trying to locate it now.

One of the deceased is the pilot. Police believe the victims’ age ranges are 40s to 60s.

The injured person has been transported to a hospital.

Power is currently out for more than 13,000 customers in the area, KOAT reported.

Albuquerque police posted on Twitter that officers are responding to a hot air balloon crash in the area of Central Avenue and Unser Boulevard.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

ABC News’ Alyssa Pone contributed to this report.

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