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Close call for special shapes balloon at Fiesta

The special shapes balloon flying close over houses in Bridgeyate before the close encounter Photo: Aaron Hanks

A special shapes balloon, which took off from Ashton Court last night as part of the first mass ascent of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta got into difficulties over Bridgeyate in South Gloucestershire.

One of our viewers, Aaron Hanks from Bitton, was photographing the balloons flying over, when he saw the Palletways dragon balloon flying close to the roofs.

The Palletways dragon balloon just before it lost altitude Credit: Aaron Hanks

You can watch what happened next in this video filmed by Aaron Hanks.

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