A hot air balloon carrying 10 people in northern California on Sunday after heavy winds forced the pilot to make an "emergency landing," fire officials said.
The hot air balloon was shot down just before 10 am Sunday off the Isle of Skaggs, near Highway 37, Vallejo Fire Department spokesman Kevin Brown told KTVU. At least one person was slightly injured, while others "suffered from the cold," tweeted the Vallejo fire.
BALLOON-CRASH LAND IN SAN DIEGO DISTRICT
Officials said the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing, as strong winds pushed the hot air balloon towards the power lines. A resident reported seeing the aircraft go down and called the police.
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The balloon landed in a swampy area that would be difficult to reach. California Highway Patrol sent a helicopter to put the passengers safe.