Hot Air Balloon Lands Near Freeway

By Monica Garske
|  Sunday, Jun 30, 2013  |  Updated 3:11 PM PDT
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Hot Air Balloon Lands Near Freeway

Miles Arnold

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A hot air balloon landed off-course Saturday evening near a freeway median in Carmel Valley.

For unknown reasons, just after 8 p.m., the balloon wound up near the median of the eastbound lanes of State Route 56.

Witness Miles Arnold was driving by when the incident happened, and captured the image above on his cell phone.

Once the hot air balloon landed, it completely deflated.

California Highway Patrol officials were en route to the scene to help the occupant(s) of the balloon, but by the time officials arrived, the balloon was gone. No injuries were reported.

Officials believe a car was following the hot air balloon along the freeway, and was able to collect the deflated balloon and take it away from the freeway before authorities could arrive.

NBC 7 reached out to the CHP Sunday for further details. Officials said they weren't sure what caused the balloon to deflate, and had no additional information.
 

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