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Tuesday
Aug062013

Switzerland Balloon Crash: American Killed, Four Others Injured

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(MONTBOVON, Switzerland) -- A hot air balloon carrying an American family vacationing in Switzerland crashed Tuesday, killing a man and leaving his wife, two daughters and the balloon’s pilot seriously injured.

The balloon apparently struck power lines before spinning out of control and falling 150 feet to the ground.

The 55-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Swiss police. His 55-year-old wife and two daughters, 20- and 24-years old, respectively, were taken away by ambulance.

The names of those involved have not been released.

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