Rockford Scanner™: Possible Hot Air Balloon Crash Near Sycamore


Sources were reporting a possible hot air balloon crash. 

It happened this evening near N Main and Heron Creek near Sycamore.

Reports of a hot air balloon crashed into a house, with multiple people on board the hot air balloon.

Emergency personnel went to the scene to find the hot air balloon had taken back off again. Emergency crews chased the balloon for awhile.

The balloon came close to hitting a few structures, but nothing was actually hit. No injuries have been reported. The crews have the balloon on the ground and everyone is safe.


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Sources are reporting a hot air balloon sighting in the area this morning.

It happened around 8 am, near Belvidere.

The Remax Hot Air Balloon was sighted floating around in the skies.

A very cold 15 degrees outside.
Fast fact: Balloons fly easier in colder temps.  and calmer winds in the morning and evening times.

It is not yet known where it lifted off from, or where it landed.
Sources said it was just above the tree tops near the Belvidere area.



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Rockford Scanner™: Hot Air Balloon Crash in Rockford

Around 6:40 pm tonight, several emergency personnel were responding to a hot air balloon crash in Rockford.

Reports of a hot air balloon crashed behind the Burlington Coat Factory near 6260 E State st

Unknown on injuries at the time of writing this.

UPDATE: No injuries, everything is under control. It was an emergency hot air balloon landing. 

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