A hot-air balloon crashed into power lines in Northamptonshire
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Hot-air balloon hits power lines at Wellingborough

A hot-air balloon crashed into power lines in Northamptonshire, trapping a woman and two men 15m in the air.

The balloon's canopy wrapped round live cables just after 18:00 BST on Sunday, at Bozeat near Wellingborough.

Firefighters had to wait about four hours before receiving confirmation the power was off and beginning the rescue.

Andrew Plant reports.

  • 27 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK
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