Hot Air Balloon Crash Kills One Injures Three

An American family vacationing in Switzerland crashed into electrical lines while riding in a hot air balloon.

The 55-year-old father died at the scene. His 55-year-old wife and their two daughters, ages 20 and 24, were air-lifted to a hospital with life threatening injuries. The pilot was also seriously injured.

The family had been on a two hour balloon ride from the town of Chateau-d’Oex when they were attempting to land. The balloon struck electrical lines and fell 165 feet to the ground┬ánear the western Swiss town of Montbovon.

Local authorities have launched an investigation into the crash.

Written by Kevin Reid

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