Caught On Cam: Fiery Balloon Crash

By Nikki Henderson | nhenderson@ktalnews.tv

Published 07/21 2014 10:44AM

Updated 07/21 2014 10:52AM

FAA investigates hot air balloon's dramatic crash landing. Jeff Saperstone reports.

The Federal Aviation Administration was on the scene in Clinton, Massachusetts Sunday, looking into why a hot air balloon made a crash landing.

The balloon was trying to land in the residential area when it struck power lines and caught fire.

"It was going pretty low, and I thought it was going to land just over the hill," said Erick Peterson, who witnessed the crash.

The balloon ultimately crashed into power lines, creating two explosions in a dramatic scene Saturday night.

"You could see the operator was trying to pump up the propane, but it just didn't go up," said Dennis MacDonald.

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