Dan Stamm

Hot Air Balloon Runs Out of Fuel, Lands on Montgomery County Road

A hot air balloon went down right in the middle of a Montgomery County road Sunday night after the pilot ran out of fuel.

State police, Marlborough Township police and PECO crews responded around 8:30 after the colorful balloon went down on Gravel Pike (Route 29) in Green Lane.

There were no apparent injuries as the colorful balloon deflated on the roadway after contacting some overhead wires, Marlborough Chief Darren Morgan.

The area is full of trees and not many flat open spaces, Morgan said.

“I guess the luck of the draw” that the pilot found a spot to land without further incident besides blocking the road for about two hours. 

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