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Terrifying video shows hot-air balloon’s emergency landing in field

Posted at 1:23 PM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 13:23:37-05

PHILADELPHIA – Terrifying video shows a hot-air balloon carrying four people making an emergency landing on a baseball field in Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon.

No one was hurt during the craft's hard landing in a field in the Kensington section of the city, WPVI reported.

The balloon had taken off in Glenmoore, about 40 miles outside of Philadelphia. reported the pilot said crew members were performing a fuel consumption test when they encountered heavy winds.

Police said the balloon’s pilot saw the baseball field as a safe place to land.

The owner of Air Ventures Hot Air Balloon Flights, Inc. told a local newspaper the pilot was taking a "routine crew training flight."