Passenger recounts harrowing hot-air balloon landing

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by Catherine Holland

Video report by Gibby Parra

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 10 at 9:09 AM

SALT RIVER PIMA INDIAN RES., Ariz. -- A group of adventurers is lucky to be alive after their hot air balloon crash landed in a field near Loop 101 and Indian School Road on the Salt River Pima Indian Reservation adjacent to Scottsdale Tuesday morning.

Ross Kochen from Alberta, Canada was aboard the balloon.He told 3TV's Gibby Parra all about the experience.

"Nobody's hurt at all," he said. "I'm probably going to need a cold beer sooner than later I guess."

Click the video above to watch the entire interview.

 

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