Hot Air Balloon Hit Power Lines, Crashed Into Lake in Michigan

posted by Lance Houston -

The Michigan Challenge Balloonfest took place over the weekend, but the flights didn't all go as planned.

This balloon carrying one passenger struck power lines, causing an explosion and a fire, before crash-landing into a nearby lake. 

A local fisherman, Dave Park, and another boater rescued the man.

Fortunately, the man in the balloon was not seriously injured, and the cause of the accident is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Authorities (FAA).


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