Hot air balloon lands on road (video)

Written by: mottaman | 10 Jan 2019 15:52
Written by:
10 Jan 2019 15:52

A hot air balloon with 10 passengers was spotted making an unscheduled landing on a road near Padang Jawi, Nibong Tebal at about 9.30am today.

It was part of a media flight to promote the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, which would be held on Feb 8, 9 and 10 at Padang Polo, George Town.

All the passengers of the hot air balloon landed safely.

Myballoon adventure director Izzati Khairudin said the hot air balloon was one of three that took off from Padang Jawi, Nibong Tebal to promote the commercial balloon rides on offer to the public during the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. 

“One hot air balloon, piloted by Captain Jonas Van Doorsselaere made a landing on Jalan Persekutuan, Nibong Tebal. 

"The balloon chase crew were able to temporarily halt traffic on the road to enable the balloon to make a safe landing.

“All passengers on board as well as civilians in the surrounding area were unharmed and traffic resumed promptly as soon as the balloon was packed. 

“Captain Van Doorsselaere  is an experienced pilot with 17 years of flying record,” she said in a statement. 

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