Balloon Lawsuit

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Although the NTSB has not officially confirmed if the drugs tested for in hot air balloon pilot Nicholas Meleski, contributed to the crash, a wrongful death lawsuit was submitted today on behalf of the survivors of a victim who was one of five people killed on June 26th in Albuquerque’s deadliest hot air balloon crash.
The survivors of Martin Martinez filed a lawsuit naming Hot Air Balloonatics, LLC., pilot Nicholas Meleski’s estate and Sventato LLC.
The suit states Martinez contracted the ride through Balloonatics, the balloon was owned and operated by Sventato and that Meleski was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash.