Hot air balloon with 6 people inside goes down in Noblesville

Noblesville hot air balloon (Provided Photo/ Noblesville Fire Department)

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – The Noblesville Fire Department says a hot air balloon crashed in Noblesville Saturday night.

The hot air balloon went down in the area of 16th and Pleasant Street. A small fire was reported at the scene and was quickly extinguished.

Six people were in the balloon’s basket at the time of the crash, but only minor injuries were reported.  The balloon
departed from Harbour Shores church located at 8011 E. 216th Street in Noblesville.

Initial investigation suggests the balloon was in the process of descending when it collided
with power lines in the area. After the collision, the balloon subsequently fell to the ground in an open

There were a number of households and businesses that sustained a loss of power as a result of the
collision with the power lines. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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