Burlington crash: hot air balloon vs. train

  • Source: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee
  • Published: 06/02/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Flight for Life was called to the scene of a crash involving a hot air balloon and a train in Burlington Wednesday night, June 1. The scene of the crash was behind Love Inc. near Calumet Road in Burlington. The three adult occupants sustained life-threatening injuries. Flight for Life was requested and transported two of the three patients to Froedtert Hospital for treatment. The third patient was ground transported via ambulance to Froedtert. Early reports from witnesses on scene indicate the hot air balloon appeared in distress and collided with a Northbound Canadian National Train. It's unclear what may have caused the crash. The City of Burlington Police Department is conducting a collaborative investigation with members from The National Traffic Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration, Canadian National, and the Wisconsin State Patrol to determine cause.


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