Hot air balloon hits power lines and sends sparks flying

Cell phone video captures the moment the balloon hit some power lines, sending sparks flying. (NBC/KOB)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (NBC/KOB) — It was a close call for a hot air balloon at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Monday. Cell phone video captures the moment the balloon hit some power lines, sending sparks flying.

A Balloon Fiesta spokesperson says the pilot is from Switzerland and was not hurt.

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