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1 hurt as hot-air balloon goes down in Yolo County

The balloon mishap occurred Saturday morning at Yolo County Airport.
The balloon mishap occurred Saturday morning at Yolo County Airport. Google maps

One person was injured Saturday morning after a hot-air balloon toppled over during takeoff at the Yolo County Airport.

Yolo County Deputy Sheriff Robert Harbaugh said the incident happened just before 8:30 a.m.

“They were loading the balloon for takeoff,” he said, “and a strong gust of wind knocked them over.”

Twenty people were in the balloon. One person, who was not identified, suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital, Harbaugh said. Balloons Over the Valley was conducting the flight.

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