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No one injured in Huntley hot-air balloon emergency landing

Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:17 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 3:30 p.m. CDT
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There were no injuries or damages after a hot-air balloon landed Monday in Huntley near the intersection of Windy Prairie Drive and Songbird Lane, according to a Nixle notification sent by police.

HUNTLEY — There were no injuries or damages after a hot-air balloon landed Monday in Huntley near the intersection of Windy Prairie Drive and Songbird Lane, according to a Nixle notification sent by police.

The Huntley Police Department and the Huntley Fire Protection District responded around 7:30 a.m. to a call of a hot-air balloon crash landing. The balloon was found by responders to have landed safely.

The notification further stated in order to avoid crossing Route 47 and getting near power lines along Interstate 90, the pilot set the balloon down without incident.

There were four passengers including the pilot in the balloon, operated by Sky Soaring from Hampshire.

This was the second time in five days Huntley responders encountered a hot-air balloon landing.

A balloon operated by International Balloon Management landed around 8:20 p.m. on Friday, June 20 at Pinecrest Golf Course. One of the three riders sustained minor injuries and there was some damage to a tree and part of the golf course.

-Allison Goodrich

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