Commuters in Andover, Massachusetts, caught a glimpse of a curious sight Monday morning when a deflated hot air balloon landed on the side of a highway.
A witness said the silver hot air balloon was blocking an exit ramp leading from Route 125 to Route 28 at about 7 a.m.
According to Andover police, the pilot was attempting to land after experiencing wind.
The hot air balloon, a part of New Horizon, an art event curated by Doug Aitken, had taken flight from The Steven-Coolidge Place in nearby North Andover for an untethered flight with some journalists, according to representatives from the company.
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The balloon flew for almost an hour before the pilot sought an open space to land.
"The pilot safely landed on this space successfully, followed by a crew which was following the balloon in preparation for a landing and deflation. The truck parked beside the balloon while the pilot and passengers quickly helped to deflate and pack up the balloon for transport," read a statement from The Trustees, the company representing New Horizon.
No injuries were reported.