Updated March 21st, 2024 at 10:20 IST

2 Injured as Hot Air Balloon Crashes Near Highway in Minnesota's Rochester

The Federal Aviation Administration told media outlet CBS News that there were 3 people in the hot air balloon when it crashed, among them 2 were injured.

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Hot air balloon crashes in Rochester leaves 2 injured. | Image:Unsplash/Representative
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Rochester: Two people were injured after a hot air balloon on Wednesday crashed in Minnesota's Rochester at around 6:50 pm local time.

The Federal Aviation Administration told media outlet CBS News that there were three people in the hot air balloon when it crashed, among them two sustained minor injuries.

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The incident occurred near US Highway 63 southbound.

According to the preliminary information from the Rochester Police Department, the balloon had been trying to land in a field but a gust of wind pushed it into a power line. That's when the basket and balloon became disconnected, causing the basket to fall some 20-30 feet to the ground.

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Following the crash, a small fire broke out next to the baster.

The FAA is investigating the matter along with the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Published March 21st, 2024 at 10:20 IST