Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Incident occurred July 27, 2016 at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC), Broomfield County, Colorado

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4)– A hot air balloon made an emergency landing at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport on Wednesday morning after it ran out of fuel.

Emergency responders from North Metro Fire rushed to the airport in Broomfield just after 8 a.m.

The balloon was forced to make an unplanned landing in grass near one of its three runways after winds shifted.

The landing did not impact airport operations although one runway was temporarily closed while crews removed the balloon from the airport.

There were 13 people on board who spilled out of the basket. No one was injured.


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