Hot Air Balloon Emergency Landing in Winters
A hot air balloon emergency landing occurred in Winters on July 19. Two balloons were on course to land when the wind interfered with their designated landing trajectory. Instead of setting down in an open field as intended, the balloons were forced to land on the right shoulder of Interstate 505, near Highway 128. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), no one was injured in the accident. Learn more about the potential for balloon accidents and associated fatalities as we take a look at the safety of ballooning.