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It was a jaw-dropping scene Saturday evening, when a hot air balloon exploded after getting tangled in some power lines while trying to land in Clinton, Mass.

The collision resulted in a small explosion, burning five people on board. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the incident, saying:

“A Colt Balloon was attempting to land in a residential area near Clinton, MA when it struck a power line and caught on fire today at 7:40 p.m.”

Local resident Dennis MacDonald told reporters that his girlfriend saw the balloon heading for the power lines from the window of his home.

“She said, ‘It’s not going to clear those wires,'” MacDonald said. “You could see the operator was trying to pump up the propane. It just didn’t go up.”

Check out the video above to see how it all went down.

SOURCE: Gawker

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