Balloon lands safely in Pasco neighborhood

- Residents of one Pasco County neighborhood got quite a surprise this morning when some visitors dropped in.  A hot air balloon made a surprise landing in Wesley Chapel's Westbrook Estates.

A witness told FOX 13 that the balloon operator said the wind had unexpectedly died down, preventing them from making it back to the airport for their scheduled landing.

The balloon landed safely along a street in the community, which is just west of Interstate 75 and north of the Tampa North Aero Park.  No one was hurt.

This is the second surprise balloon landing in Central Florida in the last few days.  Friday morning, a hot air balloon carrying 20 people landed alongside Interstate 4 near the Polk-Osceola line.

 

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Balloon lands safely in Pasco neighborhood
  • F-35 fighter parts manufacturer celebrates 20 years in Pinellas
  • Water Street project plan visuals released
  • Girl dies after being hit by truck in Riverview neighborhood
  • Lakeland K9 unit members disciplined for speeding
  • Ybor City security guard skips court, prompting new warrant
  • Gibsonton man allegedly tweeted child porn to local TV anchor
  • Tampa police unveil pink patrol cars for breast cancer awareness
  • Alcohol now allowed on St. Pete Beach, with limits
  • Two members of Hillsborough Diversity Council resign