You can see longer versions of the balloon crash on YouTube.

The Federal Aviation Administration tells Boston’s WBZ-TV that the balloon was attempting to land in the residential area in Clinton when it hit the power lines about 7:40 p.m. Saturday. Five people on board were burned.

Witnesses tell the TV station there was a huge explosion when the balloon hit the power lines. One witness, Bob King, tells the station he was surprised the balloon riders survived. He says he thought “they were gone.”

The FAA says it will investigate the crash.

This story will be updated.


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