Paraglider collides with hot air balloon in Arizona

Paraglider collides with hot air balloon in Arizona
PHOENIX — A motorized paraglider ran into a hot air balloon Saturday morning in central Arizona, sending two of the four people onboard to the hospital.
It happened during an airport open house in Cottonwood, which is about 100 miles north of Phoenix.
Ian Gregor, with the FAA, said the two aircraft were at an altitude of 1,000 to 2,000 feet. The balloon landed in a parking lot about a half-mile east of the airport.
Two of the three people onboard the balloon were taken to a hospital. Cottonwood police Sgt. Gareth Braxton said the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
Another balloon passenger and the pilot of the paraglider appeared to be uninjured.


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