A further victim of Saturday's fatal Carterton hot air balloon crash has been formally identified at a hearing before Coroner Peter Ryan in Wellington late this afternoon.
He was hot air balloon pilot Lance HOPPING, aged 53 of Carterton.
The family of Mr Hopping will issue a media statement within the next 24 hours. Once the statement has been released the family do not wish to conduct any further media interviews. The family has specifically asked that media do not attend the funeral service for Lance. Police ask that you respect their wishes at this difficult time.