Sun. Oct 20th, 2019

VIDEO: Hot air balloon named ‘Mr. Fish’ has close call while soaring above trees

VIDEO: Hot air balloon named ‘Mr. Fish’ has close call while soaring above trees

Mr. Fish had a close call Monday in Martineztown as winds caused the hot air balloon to wrap around a pole and tree before landing in a park. Mr. Fish’s pilot, Rubes Kalousdlan, told KOAT that as winds picked up, he used the trees to help him brake and ensure a safe landing. Video of the landing was captured by Facebook user Erika Teran.Fortunately, no one was hurt, and the crew safely landed in the park next to Longfellow Elementary School. The incident was one of several that were caught on video Monday:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —

Mr. Fish had a close call Monday in Martineztown as winds caused the hot air balloon to wrap around a pole and tree before landing in a park.

Mr. Fish’s pilot, Rubes Kalousdlan, told KOAT that as winds picked up, he used the trees to help him brake and ensure a safe landing.

Video of the landing was captured by Facebook user Erika Teran.

Fortunately, no one was hurt, and the crew safely landed in the park next to Longfellow Elementary School.

The incident was one of several that were caught on video Monday:

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