Hot air balloon crashes after colliding with power lines

Hot air balloon crash (Photo courtesy: Noblesville Police Department)

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WANE) – Police said a hot air balloon carrying seven people crashed in Noblesville on Saturday night after colliding with some power lines.

According to the Noblesville Police Department, the balloon was in the process of descending when it crashed into power lines in the 1500-block of Pleasant Street. The balloon then fell to the ground in an open field. When officers arrived, they had to extinguish a small fire.

The balloon, which was owned by Midwest Balloon Rides of Fishers, took off from Harbour Shores Church in Noblesville.

Police said the hot air balloon was carrying six passengers and a pilot. Two people suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Police said homes and businesses in that area lost power for about an hour because of the crash.

Officials are unsure if the crash scene was the intended landing site or if the balloon was supposed to land somewhere else.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is now investigating the crash.

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