Monday, January 22, 2007

San Martin,slighty darker.

No one hurt as hot-air balloon forced into emergency landing

By Leslie Griffy
Mercury News

A low-flying hot air balloon made an emergency landing Sunday, after it ran into power lines in San Martin, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Sgt. Ed Wise said.

Neither the two passengers nor the pilot were injured, Wise said, when around 8:25 a.m. part of the ballon's skirt was burned after it glided into a power line near Mammini Court, just north of San Martin Avenue.

Wise said a mistake by the pilot caused the ballon to hit the power line. The Federal Aviation Administration was told about the emergency landing.

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