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By Emily Mieure and Billy Arnold
Jackson Hole Daily Via Wyoming News Exchange 

16 hurt in balloon crash

 

August 5, 2020

Bradly J. Boner, Jackson Hole Daily

Teton County Sheriff Matt Carr and Investigative Sgt. Clay Platt examine one of three balloons that crashed Monday morning during a flight near Teton Village, injuring more than a dozen people. One person was seriously injured and was flown to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, and five others were driven by ambulance to St. John's Health.

JACKSON - Three hot air balloons carrying dozens of people lost control Monday morning and came to a crashing halt in a field near Teton Village.

The multi-balloon incident is under investigation by federal authorities.

More than 16 passengers were hurt. Some of them described the incident as "terrifying."

"We were descending so fast," Clinton Phillips told the Jackson Hole Daily. "It was lifting us up and slamming us back down again. We were desperately trying not to fall out."

Phillips said the balloon he was in was carrying about 20 people, including him, his wife Jade and their three ch...



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