X Close


Published: Sunday March 30, 2014 MYT 3:41:00 PM
Updated: Sunday March 30, 2014 MYT 3:57:31 PM

Hot air balloon makes emergency landing in Putrajaya

PUTRAJAYA: A hot air balloon has made an emergency landing following a minor mishap involving logistical obstructions at the launching field at Precinct 2, here on Sunday. 

AKA Balloon Sdn Bhd, the organiser of the 6th Putrajaya  International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, said the hot air balloon from Korea, piloted by Steve Kim, had to execute an immediate safety landing to put out a minor fire when a tree got caught in the balloon's envelope at 7.45am. 

"The fire was contained within a minute.

"There were no injuries. The balloon was not carrying any passengers but only its crew," it said in a statement.

It also said that all measures were taken to ensure the safety and security of the balloons as stipulated by the governing authorities. 

Eighteen hot air balloons from all over the world are being featured at the balloon fiesta. - Bernama

Tags / Keywords: AKA Balloon Sdn Bhd, Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, Putrajaya


  1. Rohani: Don't be duped, 'comfort women' not an Islamic concept
  2. Bank robber shot dead by guard
  3. Hello Kitty is actually a girl, not a cat
  4. MasterChef UK winner slams Australian news portal over misuse of picture in MAS flight
  5. Sex addict Malaysian doctor deported, Daily Telegraph reports
  6. Test water heater circuit breakers
  7. Illegal food stalls near Utar unsightly and pose a danger to the public
  8. PKR and DAP accused of giving Ruler an ultimatum by proposing only one name
  9. Selangor MB crisis: Palace sets Sept 3 deadline for submission of names
  10. Najib: Malaysia strongly condemns Islamic State militants