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Hot air balloon crashes into power lines

(CBS) -- A hot air balloon crashed into power lines on Saturday night injuring at least two people, according to the Federal Aviation Administration and a witness.


The crash occurred in the area of Greeley and Brook streets, according to a witness. Five people were reportedly in the balloon and two were injured, the witness said.


“A Colt Balloon was attempting to land in a residential area near Clinton, MA when it struck a power line and caught on fire today at 7:40 pm,” the Federal Aviation Administration told WBZ-TV.


The FAA will investigate the crash.


As of 10:30 p.m., approximately 80 National Grid customers were without power, according to the company. They are expected to have power back by 1:30 a.m. The crash caused 600 customers to lose power, but most were restored quickly.


No further information was immediately available

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