Pilot Error Blamed for Balloon Accident

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INDIANOLA, Iowa -- Officials believe pilot error is to blame for Tuesday night’s accident. Officials say pilot Jim Thompson of Des Moines misjudged how close he was to the power lines when landing his balloon during the National Balloon Classic.

No one was injured.

The Balloon Classic will continue as scheduled. Pilots say what happened Tuesday night doesn’t worry them. Officials say no one has cancelled their flight over the incident.

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