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Shocking footage of hot air balloon crashing into powerlines

A hot-air balloon in Massachusetts caused panic on Saturday (July 19) when it crashed into an overheard power line.

According to local news channel KTLA 5, the hot-air balloon attempted to land in a residential area when it ran into trouble. 

While there was no word as to why the pilot of the hot air balloon was trying to land in a built up area, the Federal Aviation Authority is investigating the incident reported CBS Boston. 

Amazingly though, despite the spectacular nature of the accident, there were no fatalities.

Five of the six passengers suffered from various degrees of burns.

The accident caused 600 residents in the area to be temporarily left without power.

Source: KTLA5, CBS Boston.

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