Hot Air Balloon Crashes Into California Neighborhood

Residents in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., sprung into action to help land the balloon safely.
1:51 | 12/14/15

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We'll talk to him about that. Now to the hot air balloon that came down in the middle of a San Diego neighborhood. Etch on the ground racing to save it from crashing into home. T.j. Holmes is here with at the story. Good morning. Reporter: You remember the game tug of war. Imagine playing that against a 2.5-on the hot air balloon with lives and property at stake. That's what a group of neighbors in California had to do. And they won. A hot air balloon carrying about a dozen people nearly crashes into this rancho Santa Fe neighborhood. Families scrambled to get out their homes. This is quite a thing. Reporter: And watch nervously. The balloon was going in the wrong direction. It was going land on the interception. Cars were going back and forth. Reporter: Heart-stopping moments as it runs directly into a tree. Flames tangling dangerously with the brampls. It continues to fall. The pilot decides, his only hope, the bystanders on the ground. And he lowers a rope. He's trying to land it in this street. Reporter: The neighbors spring into action. Dude, seriously, let's go. Reporter: And pull the balloon to a safe landing. He's all right. Whoo! Reporter: And one last moment of fright gives way to jubilation. That's teamwork. Reporter: Rick Johnson filmed the incident. Instead of panicking, the whole community came together. Everybody jumped in like was their job. Everybody helped. Paid attention to the pilot. Everybody did their jobs. Reporter: A celebratory picture at the end. This is not uncommon in the neighborhood. They have a industry of hot air balloons. This one a little out of control. Even said, not on my house. Working together like that. Helping each other out. All right, T.J., thank you. Coming up, new warnings

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