/A dozen people hospitalized after hot air balloon crash in Wyoming

A dozen people hospitalized after hot air balloon crash in Wyoming


Three hot air balloons carrying a total of 36 people crashed into the ground on Monday morning, according to Jackson Hole Fire Chief Brady Hansen.

Hansen said authorities received a call just after 8 a.m. local time that three sightseeing balloons had gone down near the foothills of the Teton Village Resort Community, which is located about 12 miles northwest of Jackson.
A hot air balloon made an emergency landing in an Illinois neighborhood after a passenger faintedA hot air balloon made an emergency landing in an Illinois neighborhood after a passenger fainted

Of the 36 people on board the balloons, 11 were transported to local hospitals and one was transported to a level 1 trauma center in Idaho Falls, Hansen said.

It appears the pilots experienced an unexpected downdraft of winds that forced the balloons down, Hansen said, adding that the NTSB and FAA will further investigate.

CNN has reached out to the owner of the hot air balloons, Wyoming Balloon Company, for comment.

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