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Thursday 17 April 2014

Balloon newlyweds brought to earth

A hot air balloon on which a couple had just got married crash landed in a back yard

A sunset wedding ceremony on board a hot air balloon got off to a bumpy start when a gust of wind forced the pilot to make a crash-landing in the backyard of a San Diego home.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque said one of the 14 people on board suffered a minor back injury.

The couple getting married told KGTV the gust caught the balloon just after they exchanged their vows, causing it to sway over the Rancho Penasquitos neighbourhood.

The landing on a hillside fence behind the house was filmed by a member of the wedding party. Video showed the blue-and-yellow balloon draped over trees near the house afterwards.

The couple continued to their reception.

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