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Paraglider, hot air balloon crash in mid-air

October 16, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A motorized paraglider hit a hot air balloon in mid-air in Arizona, sending both plunging to the ground.Police say the paraglider apparently hit the balloon and got tangled in the ropes connecting it with its gondola.

Four people were hurt in the accident at an airport open house in Cottonwood, north of Phoenix.

Three people in the balloon suffered minor injuries.

The paraglider pilot had head and spinal injuries, but they aren't believed to be life threatening.


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