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High voltage horror at hot air balloon fiesta

  • Two men suffer burns when gondola hits power lines and catches fire
  • Craft was part of annual 'Balloon Fiesta' near Albuquerque, New Mexico
High voltage horror at hot air balloon fiesta

Daredevil takes paragliding downtown

Daredevil takes paragliding downtown

Two men are recovering from burns after their hot air balloon hit a power line and caught fire over New Mexico.

You can see flames shooting out in this picture.

Witnesses say the gondola caught fire before hitting the ground, and people nearby dragged the men out.

They were taking part in the Flight of the Nations mass ascension, part of the week long annual Balloon Fiesta near Albuquerque, when the accident happened.

More from HLN affiliate KOAT: Injured men "long time friends"

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