Hot air balloon hits power lines just after marriage proposal in Indiana

By | June 9, 2012

Hot air balloon hits power lines just after marriage proposal in Indiana

A picturesque marriage proposal in a hot air balloon Wednesday evening was a truly shocking experience when the balloon crashed into power lines shortly after the bride-to-be said yes.

Pilot Dallas Beall and the woman were treated for burns in Sellersburg, Ind., around 8 p.m. on Wednesday night. Major Chuck Adams with the Clark County, Ind., sheriff’s office said after the man proposed, Beall tried to land the balloon on a patch of ground overgrown with tall grass in Sellersburg. The woman said yes, but Beall struggled to successfully land the bright yellow balloon.

Beall boosted the balloon to try and land elsewhere, but the basket brushed against high-tension power lines, giving the pilot an electric shock and knocking him unconscious, according to reports from NBC affiliate WAVE in Louisville, Ky. …

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