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3 people severely burnt after hot air balloon crashes into powerlines in Indiana

Three people had been severely burned when their hot air balloon flew into energy traces in Indiana and crashed into the bottom, officers mentioned.

A pilot and his two passengers made contact with the facility traces shortly earlier than 7 p.m. on Sunday close to Hebron, about 50 miles south of Chicago, in response to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Video of the crash filmed from a automobile on the street reveals a flash of sunshine because the balloon hits the facility traces earlier than plummeting to the bottom in a area, Fox 59 reported.

This photo provided by Debbie Wajvoda shows a hot air balloon crashing after hitting a utility pole on Sunday, June 2, 2024 east of Lowell, Ind.
This photograph offered by Debbie Wajvoda reveals a hot air balloon crashing after hitting a utility pole on Sunday, June 2, 2024 east of Lowell, Ind. AP

(*3*) the Lowell Fire Department, which responded to the scene, mentioned in an announcement.

Due to the severity of their burns, the 2 passengers had been airlifted to hospitals in Chicago — one to the University of Chicago Medical Center and the opposite to Loyola Hospital.

The pilot, who additionally suffered critical burns, was taken by ambulance to Franciscan Hospital in Crown Point. 

People gathering near crashed balloon on Monday, June 3, 2024 in Lowell, Ind.
Due to the severity of their burns, the 2 passengers had been airlifted to hospitals in Chicago. AP

The present circumstances of the victims haven’t been launched by officers.

The National Transit Safety Board is main the investigation of the crash.

With Post Wires.

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