Hot Air Balloon Flying Into Power Lines


A hot air balloon pilot will live to fly another day after surviving a terrifying crash. This happened about 8 a.m. Sunday during the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest in Howell, Michigan, the hot air balloon, flying over Thompson Lake, struck power lines, causing a fiery explosion.  The good stuff starts about 40 seconds in.  The pilot, who was flying by himself, escaped uninjured.  Dave Park, who said he was bass fishing on the lake at the time, told WXYZ how he saw the incident unfold. Park was taking pictures of the picturesque sky decorated with colorful balloons when one balloon began to descend from the sky, collided with overhanging power lines and erupted into flames.  Check it out: