Chaos At Missouri Festival As Hot Air Balloon Crashes Into Crowd

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A hot air balloon smashed into a crowd in Missouri knocking several bystanders to the ground. At least two people were injured after the balloon rapidly lost altitude and its basket was dragged through the crowd in the town of Hannibal on Sunday. Footage showed people screaming oh my God! as the aircraft hit a tree then slammed into the ground. A woman and a child can be seen being knocked to the ground as the basket is dragged through the crowd. Missouri festivalgoers scrambled to get out of the way when a hot air balloon swept through a crowd of spectators on Saturday. Footage from the Hannibal Bicentennial shows the green checkered balloon skimming the top of a tree as it descends and a passenger waves his arms at onlookers urging them to get out of the way. According to local KHQA TV no serious injuries have been reported. Stopped recording and ran right in time for this to come crashing down where we were

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