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A happy couple's dream wedding is interrupted after their hot air balloon swerves off and crashes in San Diego.
One of the 14 people in the balloon suffered a minor back injury after it was dragged over a wall and into the garden of a home.
Hot air balloon launches are made during the cooler hours of the day, at dawn or two to three hours before sunset.
This time can avoids "thermals", which are vertical air currents caused by ground heating that make difficult to control the balloon.
The dangers of the sport include excessive speed during landing, mid-air collisions that may collapse the balloon.
One of the most common causes of serious ballooning accidents in the US is colliding with high voltage power lines.
The hot air in balloons is generated from a burner powered by liquefied propane gas (LPG.)
Some accidents are caused by explosions or the spread of fire on board because of wind shears.
During the Balloon Festival in Myanmar hundreds of brightly colored paper balloons being released into the skies.
In 2011 one of the huge balloons crashed than its corona lit a whole firework on the ground.