The Ashland Times-Gazette reports the accident occurred Friday evening during the Ashland BalloonFest in northeast Ohio.
The president of the BalloonFest board released a statement early Saturday that said the pilot hit his head during “disassembly of the balloon.”
Festival officials and the Ashland Fire Department, which responded after what an assistant fire chief described as a “hard landing” by the balloon, have not released further details about the accident.
A passenger on the balloon reportedly wasn’t hurt.
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