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Pilot Survives Fiery Howell Hot Air Balloon Crash

VIDEO: Intense Video Shows Hot Air Balloon Hit Power Lines

Posted by Strickland's Love Lansing at 10:02am 6/25/18

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Diana Carson Reutter

A pilot is unharmed after crashing into power lines and then landing in Thompson Lake during Howell's Michigan Challenge Balloonfest on Sunday morning.  Dramatic video shows it all.

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Fishermen came to the pilot's rescue after the basket landed in the lake.  The burned and torn balloon was also recovered, reports say.  The pilot has not yet been officially identified.  The FAA is investigating.

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