INDIANOLA, Iowa — A hot-air-balloon hit a power line at the National Balloon Classic Saturday morning.
Staci Scheurenbrand, the National Balloon Classic executive director, said the accident occurred during the pre-dawn flight event around 5 a.m.
The pilot in command immediately landed the balloon after the incident. Three passengers along with the pilot were evaluated by medical staff. Scheurenbrand said no life-threatening injuries occurred.
The son of two of the passengers on the hot-air-balloon told WHO 13 Saturday evening that the pilot and his parents are in the burn unit at the University of Iowa. The son said everyone appeared to be in good spirits and are being monitored as the burns heal.
Below is a photo of the accident that one WHO 13 viewer sent in.
The National Balloon Classic will continue until dark Saturday night. The event will begin Sunday at 6:30 p.m. and end at dusk.