Raw: Hot air balloon carrying 11 plummets into lake near Amsterdam

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 10:55 PM

NETHERLANDS (KMOV) – Footage captured by a spectator shows the moments leading up to the crash of a hot air balloon near Amsterdam.

The crash happened in a lake in the town of Almere, located 21 miles from Amsterdam.

Amateur footage shows how the basket of the balloon, carrying 11 people, hit the water shortly before floating towards shore.  The balloon eventually landed on a road.

The Coast Guard sent two lifeboats to Almere, but did not have to assist, as the people were able to make their own way out of the water.

 

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