Outdoor adventures — such as hot air balloon rides, whitewater rafting, back-country skiing, rock climbing and mountaineering — can end in disaster. But the rules governing those who provide those experiences in Colorado can be weak or non-existent.
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If Alfred “Skip” Nichols had been a commercial airplane pilot, he probably would have been grounded long ago.
A mother and daughter said to be dead in a fiery Texas hot-air balloon crash Saturday that killed 16 had ties to Colorado Springs.
The pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in Texas and killed all 16 people aboard had been arrested in Missouri for driving while intoxicated in 2000, police said, and the Better Business Bureau there had warned consumers about doing business with him after complaints about his balloon touring company.