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Hot-air balloon pilot killed in Georgia; passengers safe

Published 03/20/2012, Associated Press

As a fierce thunderstorm that seemed to come out of nowhere closed in, hot-air balloon pilot Edward Ristaino spotted an open field 4,000 feet below and calmly and tersely warned the five skydivers aboard the craft, "You need to get out now." He may have saved their lives, but he lost his own.

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