Hot Air Balloon Crashes Near Philadelphia, Killing 1

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An emergency dispatcher in suburban Philadelphia says a hot-air balloon has crashed and burst into flames, killing one person and injuring the six others who were on board.

The Chester County Emergency Services dispatcher says the balloon crashed at 6:40 p.m. Sunday in Phoenixville, 22 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

Those injured were taken to area hospitals. There was no immediate word on their conditions.

Emergency officials did not know where flight began. Several companies in the area offer recreational balloon flights.