Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hot air balloon pilot crashes into high voltage cables... and left hanging for FIVE hours

This is the moment when a father thought he was seeing his son die as a hot air balloon burst into flames after hitting 132,000-volt power cables.

Wind blew the balloon into a Northamptonshire pylon carrying 132,000 volts and left Pilot Adam Griffiths, 18, and his two passengers hanging between 6pm and 11pm last night.

After their brush with death, the passengers – who had not been in a hot air balloon before – and their pilot dangled 45ft off the ground for five hours waiting for the power to be switched off so they could be brought down by rescue teams.

Read more: Mail Online  


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