Saturday, May 14, 2016

Incident occurred May 14, 2016 at Yolo County Airport (KDWA), West Plainfield, California

YOLO COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA) —A woman was injured Saturday morning after a gust of wind dragged a hot air balloon across a field as it was getting ready for liftoff at the Yolo County Airport, officials said.

The wind dragged the balloon about 100 yards and led to the woman's injuries. No one else was injured.

The woman was treated by the West Plainfield Fire District at the scene. She was also taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. She suffered minor injuries.

The baskets, which can carry about 24 people, were tied down as the passengers were being loaded onto them.

The Yolo County Sheriff's Department is investigating the mishap. 

Video from the scene shows an open field and multiple crews responding to the incident.

Original article can be found here:

WEST PLAINFIELD, Calif (CBS13) — Authorities are Investigating an incident where a hot air balloon was blown over during take-off at Yolo County Airport. 

Authorities say a woman was transported by ambulance with minor injuries from the accident.

It’s not known how the woman was injured, but witnesses said around 20 people were in the balloon basket and a sudden wind gust made conditions at the airfield difficult for balloonists.

Yolo County Sheriff and West Plainfield Fire Department responded to the incident.

Original article can be found here:

One person was injured Saturday morning after a hot-air balloon toppled over during takeoff at the Yolo County Airport.

Yolo County Deputy Sheriff Robert Harbaugh said the incident happened just before 8:30 a.m.

“They were loading the balloon for takeoff,” he said, “and a strong gust of wind knocked them over..

Twenty people were in the balloon. One person, who was not identified by officials, sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital, Harbaugh said. He added that Balloons Over the Valley was conducting the flight.

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