Hot air balloon with 3 onboard hits power line while landing in Wesley Chapel

Posted at 10:01 AM, Mar 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-26 20:19:20-04

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — Pasco sheriff's deputies are investigating a hot air balloon accident near the Groves Shopping Center.

Three people were onboard the basket at the time. Two adult passengers, Hector and Ashley Vega, suffered non-life threatening injuries, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. The pilot, Michael Braun, was uninjured.

The incident occurred near Oakley Boulevard about 8:44 a.m. Saturday.

The hot air balloon was approaching a landing spot when the basket struck a power line, a Pasco sheriff's office release said. The balloon then landed below the power line.

The injured passengers were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.

No further information was released.

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