May 10, 2014 1:01 PM by NBC News

Second Body Found in Hot Air Balloon Accident Search

A second body was found Saturday morning following a hot air balloon accident in eastern Virginia, officials said.

The body was located around 11 a.m., Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said during a news conference.

The balloon, carrying three people, ascended 8 p.m. Friday as part of a precursor to a festival scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. But officials say it hit a utility line, which caused it to erupt into flames, shoot into the sky and then explode.

The first body was found after witnesses said they saw a passenger fall to the ground.


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