The names of the five victims of Saturday's deadly hot air balloon crash were released Sunday.
- Nicholas Meleski (Pilot)
- Susan Montoya (Passenger)
- Mary Martinez (Passenger)
- Martin Martinez (Passenger)
- John Montoya (Passenger)
The victims, who were all from Albuquerque, ranged in age from 59 to 65 years old.
Martin was an Albuquerque Public Schools Police Sergeant and ex-APD officer Martin Martinez. Susan Montoya was an assistant Principal at Georgia O'Keefe Elementary School.
Albuquerque Fire Rescue said the balloon gondola hit a power line and fell approximately 100 feet. The balloon envelope was found at a separate location south of the crash.
Albuquerque police said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the cause of the crash.