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Four safe after balloon crash-lands in Cornwall

A hot air balloon seen "spinning uncontrollably" has crash-landed in sand dunes in Cornwall.

Four people were on board when the balloon had to make an emergency landing in the Crantock area of Newquay in Cornwall.

They were unharmed during the incident, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said.

The fire service was alerted to the incident at 8.09pm on Sunday by Newquay Airport officials, who had been in contact with the balloon.

Newlyweds' hot air balloon crashes after ceremony

A wedding ceremony aboard a hot air balloon got off to a bumpy start when strong winds forced the pilot to make a crash landing in the back garden of a family home.

San Diego Fire Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque said that one of the 14 people onboard suffered a minor back injury in the incident on Monday.

The marrying couple, Kerin and Jonathan Narcisse, told a local television station that the gust of wind caught the balloon just after they exchanged their vows, causing it to sway over a residential neighbourhood.

The lucky couple continued to their reception after the crash.


Hot air balloon tangled in power lines

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A hot air balloon crashed into power lines in Northamptonshire Credit: Mark Nelson/ITV News

A hot air balloon crashed into power lines near Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, leaving its basket suspended 45ft above the ground.

UK Power Networks said just two customers, who take electricity directly from the high-voltage network, lost power due to the incident.



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