The air balloon pilot from Friday’s fiery crash issued a written statement yesterday, as one of the victims threatened to sue.
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“My thoughts are with the families as they continue the healing process,” Stephen Pennock wrote. “Since Friday my focus has been on trying to provide support to help everyone affected by this tragedy.”
Also yesterday, Vancouver resident Diana Rutledge, 56, said she has consulted a lawyer and plans to sue the balloon’s operator, Fantasy Balloon Charters. She survived the accident by jumping out of the flaming basket.
Two people died and another 11, including Rutledge, were injured.