VALLEJO, CA — A hot air balloon crashed in Vallejo on Sunday, leaving 10 patients and one person hurt. It happened in marshland near Skaggs Island, the Vallejo Firefighters Association wrote in a tweet Sunday morning. The balloon pilot said the balloon had to make an “emergency landing” due to high winds that pushed the balloon toward power lines.
The crash left 10 patients, most of whom were suffering from cold weather. One person suffered a minor injury.
Photos at the scene showed multiple ambulances responded and a gurney had to be brought out. A helicopter also responded to the scene.
Vallejo is a city in the San Francisco Bay area.
Per the balloon pilot, the event was an “emergency landing”, determined to be necessary due to high winds pushing the balloon towards power lines.
Photo Credit: @MedicAmbulance pic.twitter.com/HBRS2vhJFc
— Vallejo Firefighters Association (@VallejoFire) February 17, 2019
Photo credit: Renee Schiavone/Patch
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