Man killed in Ombersley hot air balloon crash named


Man killed in Ombersley hot air balloon crash named

Peter Gregory has been named by West Mercia Police as the man who died in a hot air balloon accident in Ombersley.


His family has paid tribute to the 25-year-old from the Cotswolds.

They said: “Peter Gregory 25 years of living life to the full.

“On the morning of Sunday 25th June, our Pilot Pete took one last flight, doing what he loved.

“Be it in a hot air balloon or as an Airline Pilot, Peter’s passion for flying was something his family and friends could only admire and support him towards.

“When he set his heart to something, he’d never give up, he was driven and determined, and one could only watch on in awe.

“We will fly together again soon Pete.

“We love you.

“Dan, Mummy, Daddy & Emma

“During this difficult time, please respect the privacy of friends and family.”

Police were called after a hot air balloon fell to the ground in a field off Holt Fleet Road, near the A449 at Ombersley yesterday (June 25).

The circumstances surrounding the incident are being invested by the Air Accident Investigation Branch.

While specialist family liaison officers are supporting the family there is no other police involvement.





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