Injured by Hot Air Balloon Collision with Train in US State

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A hot air balloon crashed in the US state of Wisconsin and was then hit by a train. According to NBC News, the three occupants of the balloon were seriously injured in the accident on Wednesday evening (local time).


Images from American media show the remains of a balloon hanging in an electricity cable, a basket is no longer visible.

It is not clear how the accident at Burlington could have happened. A Canadian Railways train drove at an unknown speed towards the basket containing the three occupants, witnesses report to NBC News. A Canadian Railways spokesperson could not comment on the incident.

Two of the three injured were transported by helicopter. The FAA is investigating the accident.

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