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Hot air balloon makes landing at Tulsa apartment complex

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TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • A hot air balloon made an landing at a Tulsa apartment complex Sunday.
  • It happened around 8 p.m. at the Barrington Apartments near 65th and Mingo.
  • No injuries were reported and the balloon was quickly packed up and taken back to the Hot Air Balloon Festival in east Tulsa.
  • Witness video of the landing appears to show a tear in one side of the balloon as it landed.
  • Police initially reported the landing as an emergency. FOX23 News spoke to the pilot who clarified it was not an emergency landing
  • The pilot came down as scheduled, choosing the field next to the complex as a safe spot
  • The envelope tore as the balloon came down; when the basket hit a curb, it swayed into a tree, causing the tear

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