Hot Air Balloon Crashes into Electricity Pylon

Three people had a lucky escape when their hot air balloon collided with a huge pylon before crashing to the ground in a terrifying freak accident. The flying instructor and two passengers had been taking part in a hot air balloon training session when they were blown off course and slammed into the electricity pylon in the village of Revakino, close to the Russian capital Moscow. After getting the fabric of the balloon caught on the metal structure, the three passengers plummeted to the ground as the material ripped. Motorist Emil Baranov, 43, who was driving home at the time and captured the scene on his in-car camera said: "The sun was beginning to set and there was a beautiful yellow glow in the sky framed by these hot air balloons.