A hot air balloon floats in the air shortly before landing. (Archive image)
The balloon is said to have collapsed due to a gust of wind at a height of 400 meters and fell to the ground. Two people were seriously injured and three others were slightly injured.
B.Five people were injured in the emergency landing of a hot air balloon in the Hessian town of Schlitz on Friday evening. According to initial findings, the balloon was caught in a gust of wind, collapsed at a height of 400 meters and fell to the ground, the police said. Two people were seriously injured and three others were slightly injured.
For example, a 43-year-old passenger was dragged several meters above the ground when she crash-landed outside the basket and was seriously injured. Her 44-year-old husband had previously fallen out of the balloon and was also seriously injured. Another couple and the 65-year-old pilot were slightly injured, according to the police. A helicopter was also used during the rescue operation, it said.
The vehicle had previously started in the Niederaula area. In order to clarify the cause of the accident, the hot air balloon is now being checked by experts.