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Balloon pilot in deadly N.Zealand crash had cannabis in his system

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The pilot of a hot-air balloon that crashed in New Zealand killing all 11 people on board had cannabis in his system, an official report said Thursday, blaming his poor judgement for the accident.  

A tent covers the scene of a balloon crash that killed 11 people in Carterton, near Wellington, on January 8, 2012

Investigators called for tighter drug restrictions following the crash in January 2012, when the balloon hit power lines before plunging to the ground in a flaming wreck.

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