Wind Gust Crashes Wedding Aboard Hot Air Balloon

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — An Iowa man’s sunset wedding ceremony aboard a hot air balloon got off to a bumpy start when a gust of wind forced the pilot to make a crash landing in the yard of a San Diego home.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque says one of the 14 people onboard suffered a minor back injury Monday.

Newlyweds Kerin and Jonathan Narcisse, a former candidate for Iowa governor, told KGTV the gust caught the balloon just after they exchanged their vows, causing it to sway over the Rancho Penasquitos neighborhood.

The landing on a hillside fence behind the house was filmed by a member of the wedding party. Video showed the blue-and-yellow balloon draped over trees near the house afterward.

The couple continued to a reception.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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