Hot air balloon makes emergency landing in Putrajaya


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 30 Mar 2014

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

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

Two broadcasters now willing to air cabotage debate, says Wee
Oil palm plantations in dire need of workers
Any bipartisan deal with Opposition in Sabah should involve Warisan, says SAPP
Man slashes housemate to death in argument over mobile phone
Action taken against 63 MACC personnel over past five years
Wisma Putra monitoring political developments in Sudan following military takeover
Bank officer under probe over purchase of gold bars using his customers' FD deposits
Dr Noor Azmi: Tighter SOP in Melaka as transmission rate and cases still high
Covid-19: Daily cases dip below 5,000, with 7,414 recoveries recorded
People need to be assured of their place in Malaysian Family, says Sultan Nazrin

Others Also Read


Vouchers