July 16, 2021
By Wilson Wong
The pilot of a hot air balloon died after he got trapped underneath the basket and fell to the ground near the border of New Hampshire and Vermont, authorities said Thursday.
Late Thursday afternoon, the pilot and four passengers took off from Post Mills Airport in Thetford, Vermont, according to Vermont State Police. At some point, the balloon began to descend and briefly touched the ground, causing the basket to tip and a passenger to fall out.