successful balloon emergency landing

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After a sudden and unexpected change in weather with strong winds a Dutch balloon made a successful emergency landing in a lake. 11 persons on board, 2 injured. Authorities said pilot made the right decision. Alternative was a very rough land landing or even worse drifting to the IJsselmeer and running out of gas. Despite instruction from the pilot two passengers jumped from the basket and were injured, broken rib and face injury. youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d628PNuFEFQ&list=UUxcmu2m-1lMqtmECGy2OSeg
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Wow. Glad they were all okay.