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Hot air balloon makes hard landing in Summit County

Hot air balloon makes hard landing in Summit County

By Pat Reavy | Posted - Sep. 6, 2011 at 2:39 p.m.

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SUMMIT COUNTY — Two people suffered minor injuries after jumping from a hot air balloon Tuesday morning.

Just after 10 a.m., a hot air balloon was trying to make a landing near state Route 40 in the Richards Flats area. The pilot jumped out and was trying to secure the balloon when a gust of wind lifted it back into the air, said Summit County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Bridge.

The two occupants of the balloon jumped out as the balloon was taking off, suffering minor injuries.

The balloon traveled across S.R. 40 for about 250 yards before landing and was recovered.


Pat Reavy


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