Sunday 24 September 2017

Four injured as hot-air balloon explodes on pleasure trip over wine region

A hot air balloon exploded and crash-landed over Southern California's wine country
A hot air balloon exploded and crash-landed over Southern California's wine country

ONE person was severaly burned and three others injured when a hot air balloon exploded and crash-landed over Southern California's wine country.

Riverside County Fire Department said the balloon was carrying five people when it went down in vineyards near Temecula and an explosion occurred.

One person was severely burned, two others had serious injuries, one had minor injuries and one person was unhurt.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident.

Hot air balloons often dot the sky on weekends in the area, 60 miles north of San Diego.

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