Man Killed in Fall from Hot Air Balloon

19 October, 2021   |   2 months ago

Jerusalem, 19 October, 2021 (TPS) -- A man was killed Tuesday morning when he fell from a hot air balloon flying in the north of the country.

The police stated that it received a report about a man in his 20s who apparently fell from a hot air balloon and as a result was killed on Route 60 near Balfouria.

Police officers arrived at the scene and launched an investigation into the circumstances of the case.

The victim was a crew member who for some unknown reason hanged on to the balloon during takeoff and fell from a height onto the road.

The police blocked the road in both directions for a period of time.