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Hot-Air Balloon Incident An 'Unfortunate Event,' Pilot Says

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Emergency crews responded to an incident involving a hot-air balloon caught around a light pole, Saturday morning.

The event occurred shortly after 9 a.m., near North Pennsylvania Avenue and West Hefner Road.

Two people were on board when the balloon went down, according to officials.

The pilot of the hot-air balloon says the balloon landed safely before a heavy wind shift caused a snag.

“The balloon had landed safely on the ground in an open field when the wind shifted 90 degrees and caused the envelope to snag on a light pole. There was neither a crash or accident. Just an unfortunate event,” said Michael Scott with Flying High Balloon Services, LLC.

Officials say there were no injuries.  

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