Hot air balloon crash in Burlington, Wisconsin leaves 2 hospitalized after hitting train when it bounced off building
MULTIPLE people are reportedly injured after a hot air balloon bounced off of a building and crashed into a train in Burlington, Wisconsin on Wednesday night.
Two people were transported from the scene via Flight for Life helicopters.
The incident reportedly occurred right around 8pm local time near North Calumet Street.
There were three passengers in the hot air balloon at the time of the incident, according to local reports.
Fire officials told the local ABC affiliate that the airlifted passengers were taken to Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Witnesses described seeing the balloon hit the building and bounce off, striking a moving train, according to a local NBC affiliate.
Bystanders reportedly ran to help victims.
Photos show the hot air balloon tangled in telephone wires.
The basket does not appear to be attached.
Train crews remain on the scene inspecting train tracks, according to local outlets.
It is unclear what may have caused the incident.
Burlington is located about 35 miles southwest of Milwaukee.
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