Massachusetts Hot Air Balloon Fire Caught on Tape

A birthday celebration turned ugly when a hot air balloon crashed into power lines.
2:09 | 07/21/14

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One tea son is equal to 25 cups of coffee. And the hot air balloon crashing into Massachusetts power lines. You see it there, powerful explosions injuring five people on board. Linzie Janis is here with the story. Reporter: That was part of a birthday celebration, and this morning, federal investigators want to know why the pilot was trying to land in a busy S suburban neighborhood. Oh, my god. Reporter: Look at this fiery explosion as a hot air balloon collides with power lines in a Massachusetts neighborhood Saturday night. Need to move. Reporter: Watch again, as this balloon carrying six people, including a grandmother, crashes into the power lines, terrifying residents below. Just moments before, they are unconcerned, waving and talking to people below. Why do you live? In this yard. Reporter: But the neighbors capturing the seconds before impact. They hit the post. Reporter: And not just one explosion, seconds later, a second giant fire ball. Oh! Reporter: The balloon finally crash-landing in Dennis McDonald's backyard. Burn victims, some severe, some not to severe. Reporter: He rushes to help. Rushed to help, brought out towels with ice for their wounds. They were all shaken up. But they're all walking. Reporter: Overnight, staff of the balloon company removing the basket and refusing to comment. Last year, former NFL wide receiver Dante Stallworth and a friend suffered severe burns after a balloon they were in hit power lines. I saw we were getting really close to the power lines, and by the time I realized we were going to hit the power line, it was too late. Reporter: Fire fighters say five of the six were treated for burns, two with severe burns. The FAA now investigating what went wrong. Everybody agrees they were lucky to walk away. And now to the trial of a

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